Date Night

Mr. SP and I had a date last night. It was actually a late celebration of my birthday. We headed downtown to Shoemakers which is connected to the Craddock Terry Hotel. Shoemakers is in an old, you guessed it, shoe factory. Upstairs is Shoemakers with fine dining and downstairs is Waterstone, a brewery who’s specialty is gourmet pizza. Neither place has to advertise and both do a great business.

It was great to have an entire evening together to talk, eat, and enjoy each other’s company.

The hot seafood appetizer at Shoemaker’s is to die for. It’s too bad that my picture is blurry. Is your mouth watering?

We both had crab stuffed flounder as our entree. We had bunches left over and sadly, Mr. SP accidentally left them in the car and they had to be thrown out. We both hated to see that good food go to waste. Oh well, no use in crying over spilled milk!

Lynchburg is known as the seven hill city. Downtown is Federal Hill. We drove to the old court house near the top of Federal Hill to the top of Monument Terrace to look down the hill at the city and the James River. It seemed fitting to visit Monument Terrace on D-Day. The memorial at the top is for the Civil War. There are different monuments going down the steps to honor those who served in various wars. WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam monuments are all at the bottom of the steps. It may not look steep in the picture, but it is straight down! Sometimes classes from the YMCA run up and down these steps. I’ve done that, but not for a long, long time.

Looking down Monument Terrace:

Civil War monument at the top:

Looking up at Lynchburg’s old court house, now a museum:

A beautiful old church next to the museum:

Saturday night was a full moon. It looked so pretty high in the sky.

I like date night! We should do it more often!

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