Monday, April 5, 2010

Day Trip to VA

It's my last day of vacation. I'm sad to have to go back to work (which probably says something, right?), but I thoroughly enjoyed my time off, so I am feeling pretty happy.

We had a wonderful time on our day trip to Virginia on Friday. We stopped at two wineries, one tasting shop, an inn for lunch, and an ice cream parlor. The wineries were both picturesque and the town of Middleburg was so charming. The weather was perfect and the only low point of the day was driving back into the city. It took us over two hours and I actually hopped out of the car once we got into the city so that I could metro home. Yes, I left my husband to survive the gridlock on his own. I could tell we were headed for a fight and this helped save the day. I got home approximately 30 seconds before him, but I was relaxed again and he was happy that he did not have to deal with a side seat driver. But enough about the drive home. Let's look at some pictures!

The view at Crysalis Vineyards

Enjoying the sun! (Excuse my natural hair...didn't have time for a blow out)

Piedmont Vineyards

The oldest original inn, Red Fox Inn

Lunch on the back patio of the Inn

We didn't make it down to the cherry blossoms, but we got to see them from a far and we might try to venture down to the tidal basin later this week once the tourists have packed up and gone home. No offense, tourists. Speaking of tourists, for a funny comparison of us vs. them read this post.

ETA: Blogger is messing with the color of my pictures. So weird!


  1. Such a perfect day trip. Love that Inn...

  2. Beautiful! I LOVE that you hopped out of the car and took the metro the rest of the way home. Classic!!!!

  3. I've been dying to get to the wineries out in Lou. Co.! One of these days I'll make it. Gorgeous pictures!

  4. Looks beautiful & WASPy! In a good way, of course. :) Glad you had a good time!

  5. Wow that is gorgeous! That Inn is lovely too. I love the vintage look.