Just down the road from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is Michie Tavern. It's a collection of buildings built in TJ's time that were moved to this location to increase the number of visitors to the site. As James Monroe's farm is a mere two miles from Monticello it was a good move for these historic buildings.
Nearly every year since Phill and I moved here we have eaten Thanksgiving dinner at The Ordinary or eaten there a few days later. Each time has been with our great friends and neighbors, Loquatia and Perfection Man. This was our fourth visit. The first year was when Inwe was almost one year of age. The photo is of Phill and her after the lunchtime visit to Michie Tavern. I think they are watching football; Phill is at least. That visit was much easier than the current one. Loquatia and Perfection Man have two children, Idril (2) and Cirdan (8 months). So, there we were four adults and five children being fussed and bothered over by women in period costume. We all ate and nobody got hurt. I even got a short shopping trip to the General Store to get a present for Aunt Maverick.