Historic Winchester, Virginia has a rich past; from its origins as an early European settlement, it has endured through the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, and the American Civil War – a lot of conflict for one tiny little town!
We rolled through on a sunny spring day and pulled in to check it out.
The colors of the Union Jack flag caught our eye, and we couldn’t resist stopping for the familiar taste of a British ale.
Someone fulfilled a boyhood dream of owning a pair of authentic American cowboy boots…
I have to say, the western flair is hardly detectable under trousers (or, you know, Wranglers) and I’m not complaining about the extra height it gives a guy either!
Bonnie Blue is the local bakery and market and they do a mean Texas-style barbeque menu. We spotted it on the corner long after the scent of pulled pork and smoked brisket caught our noses. It’s a real American menu, bacon cheddar biscuits on the counter, and bottles of soda pop in the fridge!
We sampled the beef brisket, the crab cake and the pulled pork barbeque sandwich – piled up with sides all around – then sat outside on picnic table in the sun enjoying our vittles.
We stopped a little way out of town in Augusta, West Virginia at Dan’s Antiques for a little roadside bargain hunting.
A big red barn of curiosities, we scoured the rows of dusty shelves, turning over old trinkets and browsing interesting antiques.
I found a neat brass box with a nautical motif and a very cool old oyster can that I plan to put on the kitchen counter and store utensils in.
And so, the American road trip continues…
And we’re loving every detail along the way!