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Waterlily!

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Water lily at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast

The  first day of summer is just around the corner and as we get ready for summer at the bed and breakfast we take time to appreciate the beauty of nature that is all around us.  This waterlily, in our fish pond that is surrounded by our reclaimed brick patio, is such an example.  The waterlily plant, and our other water plants, survived the winter and is happily blooming and delighting both our guests and us as we sit beside the pond in the late afternoon with a glass of wine.  The sounds of the waterfall soothe the mind and spirit as we unwind from the day and prepare for tomorrow.  Wouldn’t you like to treat your dad for Father’s Day to a restful stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast?  The fish would like to see you do so, call today to book your reservation, 434.846.1388.

Pond and patio at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast

Saturdays in the Cemetery

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Stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast to visit Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg’s most visited tourist spot, any Saturday in June, July or August for a casual walking tour.  Each Saturday, at 10:00 am, meet a guide at the cemetery front gate to be led on a tour that highlights the history and horticulture of the Old City Cemetery.  “Home” to more than 20,000 residents the stories told bring Lynchburg of years gone by back to life.  You will be introduced to many of Lynchburg’s famous and infamous residents, learn a bit of our history and perhaps be able to identify a species of tree or shrub the next time you see it.  Always interesting, sometimes intriguing the walk delights both those who call Lynchburg home and visitors to our city.  Visit more than once, the guides rotate thus stories and explanations are varied depending on who is leading the wlak.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and take along some water as you will be walking on uneven ground.  There is no fee charged for this walking tour.

Breakfast Sundae Recipe

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Spring is here and the temperatures are warming up.  To get into the season we decided to take one of my favorite desserts, a chocolate sundae, and make it a healthy breakfast starter.  This recipe would be a delicious treat any time of year and while staying at Lynchburg’s premier Bed and Breakfast you can request this appitizer during your stay.

Breakfast Sunday

Directions:

Sprinkle some granola into the bottom of a sundae dish.

Take a ripe banana, cut in half and then cut in half or thirds lengthwise.  Place into dish as shown on the left.

Put a scoop of yogurt into the dish.  You can use Greek yogurt as shown or regular vanilla or flavored yogurt.

Put some fresh berries on top of the yogurt, we used a variety of blueberries and raspberries but you can use whatever you and your family love.

Sprinkle with more granola.

We hope you enjoy this recipe from the kitchen of Lynchburg’s award winning bed and breakfast, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Our last guest that had this said it was “wicked good.”  If you hate to cook breakfast give us a call and reserve a room.  We would love to serve you our legendary breakfast each morning of your stay.

Our Breakfast Sundae is the appetizer before our main course entree when we serve our 4-course breakfast.

Confederate Memorial Day Service

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On Sunday, May 29, at 3 PM the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, will host a Confederate Memorial Day Service.  Taking place in the Confederate Section of 1,999 fallen Confederate soldiers plus 1 Union soldier, this unique Memorial Day service should be experienced.  Scripture readings, singing of hymns and “old-time” songs, quiet moments of reflection and enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon are just part of the experience.  You will also see people in period dress (it is encouraged), many of whom are direct descendants of those buried here.  As part of Lynchburg’s history this event should not be missed.

Blue Angels to Visit Lynchburg

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It’s official, the Blue Angles will be at the Lynchburg Airshow on May 21 and 22.  In addition to the U.S. Navy’s elite Blue Angles, the Flying Circus Airshow out of Bealeton, VA and a parachute show will also be featured.  For those more interested in ground transportation, an antique car show will be on display.

Tickets to the May’s show are available at: www.Lynchburgairshow.com

If you are visiting from out of town stay at Lynchburg’s award winning bed and breakfast, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, walking distance from historic downtown.

Stargazing at Poplar Forest

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We met last evening with Dr. Neal Sumerlin, Director of the Belk Astronomical Observatory, Claytor Nature Study Center at Poplar Forest, just west of Lynchburg, Virginia.  A fabulously clear and balmy evening allowed us to see and learn about numerous stars and other objects found in our late spring sky.  Poplar Forest is just far enough away from city lights to not be affected by residual lights radiating into the heavens.  A once a year event, we will attend again next year and you might want to also.  Contact us in January for 2012’s date.