First, we're home safe and sound.
Second, I found it interesting how many long-time readers have never caught all of my references to Lynchburg, VA on my blog...so, I thought I'd share a bit about me and my connection with the City of Seven Hills.
Lynchburg is actually my home town...yes indeed, I was born in Virginia Baptist Hospital 28 years ago, this week. At the time, my father was attending seminary at what is now Liberty University. In fact, my parents met at LU (actually, back then it was Liberty Baptist College), and a great many of my uncles and aunts and sisters and cousins have also attended LU over the years.
We lived in the Burg until I was about 3 (?), and eventually ended up on the OBX a few years later. I have almost always had family in/around Lynchburg...my grandparents and a few of my dad's brothers lived there for several years, and now one of my uncles and his family live in Forest (just outside of the city). So, as I grew up, just about every Christmas and at least a few other times every year, we could be found there hanging out with family. And, since we don't get much real snow here on the OBX, my mom would often take us up there during the winter whenever a big snow was forecast for that area, just so we could have some fun.
Contrary to popular belief, although Tricia and I did both attend LU at the same time, we did not meet there. I was a student at LU for 5 semesters, and Tricia was there for 3 semesters. I asked Tricia to marry me in Lynchburg, and we have lots of friends who are either now working/teaching at LU or living in the area. Because of that, since getting married and moving away, we have traditionally made a trip or two every year to hang out with family and friends.
But, our trip there this week was our first in over two years, so it was especially fun to see some people we haven't seen in a long while.
And, yes we did eat lunch at the Texas Inn (or "the T-Room" as most locals call it)...I usually order two cheesies (a burger topped with a fried egg, cheese and relish...I add mustard and I don't go "all the way") and a bowl (chili), in case you want to know. Gwyneth was not disappointed with her first T-Room experience....the oyster crackers were the best she's ever had...