Madison is situated on the Ohio river with Kentucky just on the other side.
The Lanier Mansion is one of the more stately homes in the 132 blocks of historic homes. We enjoyed taking a tour of it and I will post more pictures on another day.
There are lots of antique shops to look in, coffee shops and cafes to visit, and beautiful architecture to enjoy. The "Downtowner" is where we took two of our meals. Here we are in front of the Lanier Mansion.
Dinner at the Downtowner:
We loved all the period furniture in the living room. The house was built in 1840 with 6 bedrooms. The ceilings were so, so tall!
Candlelight breakfast was enjoyed by all -- we were joined at the table by a couple who live just 5 miles from us. The front door gave an indication of the abundance of tassles to be found within. The owner's wife used to work for a tassle and trim company. I counted 13 tassles in our bedroom alone! I couldn't help but think of my friend Heather who's been making tassles recently.
After breakfast we made a quick stop at the local farmer's market before the rain came on. I bought my very first tomatillos.
And then it was time for lunch -- tomato soup and grilled cheese -- what could be more perfect for a rainy day!
We were home by dinner time and greeted by 4 sweet little faces. Many thanks to my sister, Emily, and my mom who took on the task of watching the munchkins while we were away. Tomorrow I'll have more pictures.....