Good food and beer is just one requirement for Beth Macy’s perfect weekend.
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Life is pretty good for Beth Macy these days. The Roanoke writer has her first book “Factory Man,” on the New York Times Best Seller list. It’s getting wonderful reviews nationwide and has led to a second book which she is in the process of writing. It’s been a good summer.
And with such rewarding times, you’d think she would reward herself with some glamorous and exotic trips. But that’s not how Macy lives her life. No, if she had her perfect weekend with no limitations, it would be a simple mix of the outdoors, food, beer, family and friends, all in Virginia.
It would start on Friday evening with a short drive to a Botetourt County cabin along the James River. Somewhere quiet and peaceful that includes a nice dinner and a cold bottle of suds to set the tone of the next two days.