So we went to Charlottesville. Not to see family, not with friends, and there weren't any meeting us there either...As far as we can recall, this is literally the FIRST TIME in our entire marriage we've taken a vacation, JUST US. Not that there is anything wrong with family or friends. But sometimes just us is okay too.
We decided on Charlottesville because it's close enough to do for a weekend, and we had the offer of a cottage to stay in (with a hot tub!), so YES!
|Jefferson's "Little Mountain" (in Italian, Monticello)|
|Hiking to the reservoir|
|The cottage we stayed in|
|Fencing surrounding the family cemetery|
|Jefferson loved the weather, and the time. This clock at the East Entrance only had the hours showing. The minutes and seconds showed on the inside.|
|These were the 3 things he wanted put on his grave.|
|The hot tub! We loved it!|
|Those are the Blue Ridge Mountains, as seen from apple picking at Carter's Mountain in Charlottesville. They sold apple cider donuts there, and the kids thought those were pretty great!|
|On our way! Traffic through the tunnels was pretty bad to get out of our city, so we stopped for pizza on the way. That was a good thing, because we'd have been starving had we waited to get further down the road with how backed up everything was|
|They were so excited to go!|
We truly did have a wonderful little adventure together, and we'd love to go back because there were more local things we didn't get the chance to explore!
Where will our next adventure take us?