What the heck? Is it the heat, rain, or my herb gardens that bring these creatures? Zuzu my middle little found this Copperhead yesterday in my front garden. And I had just been weeding there. Aren’t those eyes fantastic? I think my next pair of contacts will be Copperhead. I think my next purse and shoes will be Copperhead! A friend who is a snake expert and snake relocator came over to collect this guy and take him far, far away. He was so excited to have the thing alive since the last Copperhead was murdered by my husband after it had bit him. See Note for the story. The thing is still in Bill’s freezer. Ew! If you have a snake in your yard or foyer, give him a call, that is if you live in the DC Metro area.
I promise to get back to food soon. I have had a fun week with my Mother-in-Law in town and stuck to cooking my standbys or eating out, I love eating out. We had some great meals in Williamsburg and had the best house dressing ever at Seasons Restaurant. Bought two jars of the stuff. I don’t think I could ever copy it just right so I will stick to purchasing it when I am in town or making my own house dressing; Pink Lady Poppy Seed Dressing. We had a wonderful brunch at Nick’s Riverwalk Restaurant in Yorktown, VA. The homemade doughnuts were to die for. Yorktown Riverfront has some adorable shops and I always find fantastic gifts there.
I also took my MIL to Lake Ann Plaza, my favorite retro shopping place. It is like stepping back into a contemporary European village in the 1960’s, so Bohemian. We ate at Café Montmartre which makes the crispiest spring rolls, surprising for a French place. In the evenings during the summer this little café offers about 30 different martini’s that go so well with the musical entertainment on the square. My kids like splashing, very legally I might add, in the fountain. Mom and I loved the used book shop and chocolate shop as well.
Oh and if you are ever in The Plains, VA, just outside of Middleburg, may I suggest the Crest Hill Antiques Tea Room. The Full Monty Tea was excellent and her scones are the best I have ever had, no lie. I would definitely go back. So off to the grocery store to reload.
Note- Hubby was keeping a safe distance from the thing. Of course I cracked up at the picture when I saw my hubby’s t-shirt. Caption could read “Offering new skill at Bible Camp this year: Snake Handling 101.” Snort.