When I left off before, we had just fallen asleep in our huge, fluffy, incredibly comfortable bed on Friday night.
|So cozy...another feature of the B&B I wish I could've brought home with me!|
|The door to our room was just to the right of the blue steps|
We shared the breakfast area with a Jet Blue pilot and his wife from North Carolina, and a travel journalist and her friend from Manhattan. I love that fellow guests at a B&B are so much more sociable than people at a hotel. There are times when I just want to eat in peace, but in general I enjoy meeting new people when I travel.
Excellently fortified by breakfast, we ventured out to the Charlottesville farmer's market. On the way we noticed someone had added to the statue at the bottom of the hill.
Wow! I thought we had a nice farmer's market in Frederick, but here, in addition to all the basic stuff you usually find at a farmer's market you could buy locally farmed fish, homemade kombucha, homemade pickles, homemade veggie burgers and even neat little extras like beans and grains. You really could do almost 100% of your grocery shopping for the week here! We tasted our way around the whole market, then bought some pickles, black beans, kombucha and an apple. Oh, and some earrings!
After dropping our goodies off at the B&B (loved how it was right in the middle of everything!) we took off for Great Harvest to pick up some bread and sandwiches to take with us on our wine and beer tasting excursion. It was a beautiful 1-ish mile walk on a little path next to the woods and when we arrived, Kath herself was there! We got to chat for a minute and give her the beers we had brought for her to try, and she gave us a free bag of Cville Cluster granola, yummy! It was so cool to get a chance to meet someone whose life I've been reading about every day.
Then it was off to the foothills for some wine tasting! First stop was Flying Fox Vineyard.
|They say grapes don't grow in ugly places. I'm inclined to agree!|
On our way to the next stop, we got gas and saw this:
|I guess they were out of stock|
|The massive tasting room (with a massive line to get in!)|
|I would love to see a wedding here!|
To make the day more Will-friendly, we hit a brewery before heading back to Charlottesville.
|Will's sampler. I helped.|
When we returned to the B&B we kept right on drinking, as Carolyn had set out some wine and snacks
The platter also informed us that we were no longer the only ones there celebrating an anniversary! In fact, we were the LEAST married couple there :-)
Because we hadn't done enough yet that day, we decided to walk up to UVA to
|The only picture I took at UVA that came out at all|
To be continued again...