Thursday, July 24, 2014

Take me back to 1772 (but not really)

Since Sara was already in town, we decided to get Amanda in on the fun too and we made a day of it in Charlottesville, VA!  We met up about 11:30 at Mitchie Tavern for an old style lunch and a little shopping around there before heading over to Monticello for a tour.  

While shopping, I stumbled upon these balloon animals that were partially inflated and the little doggie just looked so sad

We then popped over to the General Store complete with a corn picking machine (in the background) and some wine tasting, so of course we waited in line for that!

While at the general store, we also found some authentic clothing, this creepy doll with red eyes was modeling some...

Then it was off to Monticello for an educational experience!

On the bus ride to Monticello

The gardens were beautiful there and I completely agree the view is breathtaking (despite UVA being in the distance--hehe)

After our house tour, we decided to stop off at his grave on the way back down the mountain!

After leaving Monticello, we hit up some wine at Trump Vineyards for a little wine tasting and then finished the day at Carter Mountain to grab some peaches and a great view!  Overall, it was a great time to catch up and learn a little while doing that!  In case I don't say it enough, I am so happy that Ms. Amanda has finally made it back to good ole Virginia! :)

Just a little wine!

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