Archive for November 8th, 2021

We rushed out of the house so we could get on the road.  We drove as many back roads as we could to find colors and not so much traffic.  I made so many U-turns but the best thing was the colors of the trees.  They were so beautiful I didn’t mind.

We got to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, right before our scheduled tour time.  I really didn’t know what to expect.  They put us in a shuttle but before we could go, they busted me for my pen knife with cats all over it.  I wasn’t giving it up so Debbie took it back to the car.

This home is set up on the top of a hill that looks all over Charlottesville, Virginia.  It is a view anyone would admire.  With all the fall colors, it was awesome.  I know if Tony, Lou or Rita were with us they would have shot me by now.  I said look at the colors so often.  We enjoyed our tour, stopped in the gift shop, and had Root Beer made by Monticello.  It was the best Root Beer.  We went to see where Jefferson was buried and decided to walk back down the hill so we could see the colors all along the path way.  Some of the best things on the tour were the sewing needles and the tunnels used by the slaves to take stuff to the house.

We really enjoyed the trip but we hadn’t eaten since early and it was 2:45pm.  I had seen a sign for a Tavern so said let’s go try it.  We didn’t know what we were going to but we were hungry.  We got there 15 minutes before closing and it was a southern buffet.  I was a happy camper.  The food was amazing and the peach cobbler was the best.

On the way home we took a detour to Pop’s Ice Cream.  We weren’t passing that up.  Such a great day.  So thankful to enjoy the country.  Tomorrow we start the morning early.  We will be at the Tomb to lay a rose.

Gods Blessings,


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