It was a great weekend for Linda and I. We decided to spend saturday night in Smithfield, NC because we like the area with all the interesting shops and just needed a change of scenery and a time to spend some quiet time together. We stayed at the Jameson Inn and was very pleased with their accommodations.
Linda knew of a place that I needed to see so we left Smithfield after breakfast and headed north to Virginia. Actually not far from the North Carolina border in an area known as Gasburg, Va. is a community called Pea Hill Creek and a cafe with the same name. The cafe is operated by Jim & Huyen Bui, a couple that I met for the first time today but will never forget.
They are open Friday through Sunday from 8 to 8 and on Tuesday from 5 PM to 7 PM. Tuesday evening is special in that Huyen has karaoke and draws a large crowd. When we arrived it was the end of breakfast and she was singing a song for the patrons, Jambalaya by Hank Williams, Sr. and she did an awesome job. Huyen is originally from Viet Nam but has been in this country a long time. She is the kind of person that once you meet her she is your friend and you can't wait for the next time to be with her. Oh, and the food is awesome as well.
Linda & Huyen in front of the cafe. She also loves flowers and I loved photographing them. Following are some of them I caught.
Since the area is all near Gaston Lake & Kerr Lake the area magazine "Lake Country" awards area businesses for their great service. This one was for their wonderful food.
Next door to the cafe is her residence that she was gracious enough to allow us to tour. This is shots of her home's interior.