Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Weekend in Pembroke Retreat in Virginia
Since I canceled my trip to Argentina in August due to the first trimester worries, I decided to take a mini-vacation. I had been interested in this place, Pembroke Retreat, which has Japanese style hot tub (ofuro). A couple runs the B&B, the wife is a Japanese and husband is an American. It was great. You can choose Japanese or American breakfast. I ordered Japanese one, which included rice, grilled fish, vegetables, raw eggs (they are from the owner's chicken pen, so fresh you can eat raw. We eat them mixed in rice with a little soy sauce in Japan) and miso soup. My husband ordered American breakfast, which includes homemade banana bread, waffles, whole wheat bread, honey (the owner has just started bee-keeping as well) , berry jelly made from berries the wife picked in the nearby mountain and fresh fruits including figs the wife just picked from a tree near B&B.
We just relaxed, relaxed....read, took bath, went for a walk....it was great.
I couldn't sleep well at the first night....because it was too quiet! I needed those noises of bus, people yelling, fire siren....