Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Virginia Trip

We had high hopes and full intentions on going to the 4th Annual Heritage Harvest event at Monticello but, alas, it was not to be. It would have been too much, as we cut a day off our normal leave-thursday-comeback-sunday trip. It would have been too much driving and we decided not to go. Next year, we hope.

In any case, we were busy! Matt built a ladder roost for the chicken coop, we helped Barbara harvest the, gosh, maybe 100 winter squash she had in the lower garden. We listened to the coyotes in the middle of the night and I swear they sounded like a pack of hyena from the Serengeti. It was creepy.

We also went to the Lexington Wine Festival and found 11 bottles of good stuff and came home with them. And, my god, the people watching! I had no idea that 80s preppie was so popular again! It was hilarious! All the guys in their seersucker shorts, polo shirts, and sweater vests. It was straight out of the comic my mom had once called 'Save an Alligator, Shoot a Preppie.' I still have it somewhere, I'll have to find it again. Anyway, the people watching was a riot.

The weather was beautiful, the food was wonderful. Probably won't get back down this fall....maybe in November if we're lucky.

1 comment:

Mama Pea said...

Glad to hear you had a good time and had the chance to get away for a little while. You always come home (tired but) a little refreshed and ready to hit things at home, don't cha?