I should have driven out today to check out more businesses on the square and some more historic touristy stuff but instead had to stop at Greenwood early to take advantage of the one Starbucks there so I could get some urgent writing work submitted to one of my clients. Freelance writing on the road! I will warn you though – if driving back into Atlanta then make sure that you don’t catch the evening traffic of interstate trucks. Being surrounded by trucks on the highway does not a pleasant journey make. The constant anticipation of one of them rolling right over you is quite too much tension for me to tolerate.
Moving on...Much as I love the comfort of hotels, I do enjoy the experience of staying at Bed and Breakfasts and Inns when I am traveling. I do believe it to be an American concept – growing up in India and the Middle East, I never got to experience this and don’t think it’s a much favored style of travel anyways. So here in America, I am always happy for a chance to experience a B&B and this time round, the Bernibrooks Inn in Abbeville was my choice. Abbeville has a few other B&Bs as well but this one is the closest to the square. They have parking just across the street and free wifi indoors. The lower level is where owner Karen and her husband reside with their dog Mr Moustache. Breakfasts are served in the dining area downstairs, by the very talented host! She was nice enough to check with me if ingredients she was using for the morning meal were to my liking.
Breakfasts are 3 course affairs here so be prepared. Along with my coffee and juice, day 1 involved pear and grape fruit plate, followed by an oatbran triangle and a baked pancake while day 2 starred kiwi and pineapple fruit plate, toast with homemade preserves and omelet with avocado and ricotta. See what I mean? I was fed like a king and set ready for my days of exploring. The lower level also has a casual living space where you could read or work, even entertain any visitors if you’d like. A staircase leading to the upper level offers 4 bedrooms, some with bath attached and a common bathroom down the hallway. All the rooms are done up in a casual style, nothing too antiquated, nothing too fancy or modern, but all comfy and well planned. Clearly, I enjoyed my stay here.