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.



schmidleysscribblins, said...

You certainly chose a good day for a drive. My granddaughter lives in Charlottesvile. So beautiful.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The foliage is past peak here, but it was lovely. I bet you had a lovely time from those photos.

How are the kitties?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We passed Michie's Tavern when we visited the rea a couple of years ago, but never stopped in. Looks like you had a perfect day for an outing. Thanks for sharing the road trip.

Michelle said...

Beautiful pics! Sounds like a perfect day to me!

NitWit1 said...

Love the tour. We were in Virginia a month too early but I could imagine autumn as I had lived on in Baltimore 2 years and traveled through Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. W could follow autumn with our trips to see my husband's family.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like a very relaxing day!