Staunton VA 2012 (40th anniversary!)

 

In the spring of 2012, Carol and Ron spent a pleasant weekend celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

 

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Staunton, VA. Carol found some flowers in the room.

 

 

 

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Staunton, VA The dining room in the Choral Gardens B&B used for breakfast. A very charming place.

 

 

Staunton, VA The view from the back of the B&B toward downtown. (There were 3 or 4 churches in the reverse direction also!)

 

 

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Staunton, VA. Downtown from what looks like the 1940s and today. Only the cars have changed.

 

 

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Staunton VA A downtown shop that specialized in rubber duckies. Some really odd. Bizarre. Blasphemous, even.

 

 

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Staunton VA Train Station. This Amtrak station is located in the former signal house built for the C&O Railroad in about 1886. It is on the Cardinal Line (NYC to Chicago via Washington DC).

 

 

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Staunton, VA The Frontier Culture Museum, a 17th c. German home and barns. Wonderful exhibits of antique homes/shops transported from Europe and reassembled here. Interpreters tell you how they lived and their reasons to move to America. Then period homes and buildings to show how they lived once they settled here. It takes at least a half a day. http://www.frontiermuseum.org/

 

 

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Verona, VA (a few miles north of Staunton) Factory Antique Mall. They say it is the largest antique mall on the east coast. It is HUGE! Ron and Carol spent 4 hours and covered about a third of it. Great place to shop for gifts.

 

 

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Verona, VA. Carol at supper, wearing a menu like a glove.

 

 

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Staunton, VA The Blackfriars Playhouse. A wonderful re-creation of the first indoor theatre in the English-speaking world. Ron and Carol saw a very funny version of "Much Ado about Nothing."

(The Globe has an open roof. See

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