Sunday, June 04, 2006

Anniversary Trip - Part Five: Jim Thorpe, PA

The last leg of our journey was Jim Thorpe, PA. We needed to find a place between Richmond and Montreal. Jim Thorpe is nestled between a couple of mountains and a river. It's very small and boasts a train station, opera house, and a thriving arts community. We stayed at the Parsonage Bed & Breakfast. Maureen was a knowledgable and gracious hostess. She even remembered our anniversary with a heart-shaped orange-flavored cake. This little added touch meant a lot to us. The B&B also had special arrangements with Kathy from Out of the Blue - a house that provided massage therapy upstairs and an art gallery downstairs. Kathy's massages were incredible and since we were staying at the Parsonage, it was only $48. Another special arrangement was with the Black Bread Cafe - safe to assume the best restaurant in town. If you ate dinner at the Black Bread, they would serve you a free drink in the Martini Lounge upstairs either before of after dinner. We chose after dinner and thus began our meal downstairs with a bottle of Silverado Merlot. Of course, black bread was served. I began with a Heats of Romaine salad followed by a Filet Mignon. My husband tried the special Shrimp Cocktail appetizer and then the Grilled Salmon. Wine was great, service was excellent, food was delicious. We opted out of dessert and headed upstairs to the lounge. I had the Chocolate Martini. In fact, the first one was so good, I had another. My spouse went with the Key Lime Pie Martini. The bar tender was friendly and folksy. A nice end to a fabulous trip.


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