Saturday, October 27, 2012
Our fall ride .....
The first of this week was simply beautiful - sunny, warm, and dry. We decided Tuesday morning to take a ride toward Charlottesville to view the fall leaves. I also wanted to get some apples, so our first stop was the Carter Mountain Orchard and Vineyards. It sits on top of a mountain and has wonderful views.
They had all types of apples, pumpkins, and gourds for sale as well as some delicious apple cider. The orchard also has peach trees and grapes that are used in local wines
After loading up with apples we drove down the mountain and stopped at Michie's Tavern.
We visited the old mill
and toured the old shops and buildings on the property.
Next we decided to tour Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of James Monroe which was only a few miles away.
Our tour guide was an actor by profession and gave us a very entertaining and informative tour. The trees in the parking lot were gorgeous so I had to get a picture of them.
By this time we were getting hungry, so we headed on home stopping at Lumpkins in Scottsville for a delicious lunch.
We had an enjoyable day and got to view many colorful leaves.