Getaways are always so much fun! I have been wanting to do a weekend getaway with Adam in Charlottesville VA for
the looooongest some time now and we finally got our chance. 🙂 Thanks to Adam finishing school, his parents gifted us a wonderful weekend at this really cute Bed and Breakfast (Leathers-Snyder Bed and Breakfast) in downtown Charlottesville VA a little over one week ago. Our B+B happened to be a five minute walk from the Charlottesville downtown mall and pretty near I-64.
Both Adam and I wanted to do things that we haven’t done before and that are unique to the area. One of the activities was peach picking and another was to sip wine at a local vineyard. There was also an impromptu hike involving me
death gripping climbing a mountain 😉 We had such a blast and at the end of our trip I ran into one of my really good friends from High School (we weren’t sure if we’d be able to see each other but destiny brought us together on a double date for dinner). It was totally awesome!
Lucky for me I was able to leave work an hour early and Adam was able to take half a day so we left home around 1pm. The drive to Charlottesville from NoVA is about 2-2.5 hours. We took it pretty easy and stopped for treats somewhere between here and there LOL. Upon arrival, we unpacked and headed off to dinner at the downtown mall. We ate at the Nook where I had a pretty darn incredible Mac and Cheese! Of course, as you see on the way back I had to stop and photograph the sunset.
Day two was lots of fun! We stopped at Chiles Peach Orchard to have some homemade ice cream that they were selling for a fundraiser. It was sooooo amazing!!! It was made with their peaches and local ingredients, yum! After we finished our cold treats we headed to pick a few peaches. This was so much fun! I have never picked my own fruit so this was a first. Let me tell you, there is nothing quite like eating fruit “fresh off the tree”. Mmmm. Once we finished peach picking we headed off to “Anna’s Italian Restaurant” in Crozet (LOL why yes I have a restaurant of my own *shifty eyes* No I really don’t but seeing its name and the fact that it was Italian meant that I had to go there. We had pizza slices and they were amazing!).
After pizza we headed to Shenandoah National Park and drove on Skyline Drive all the way north to Blackrock Summit Trail. It was so much fun to stop at all the lookout points and take photos. Then we wondered off on the trail to the point where we had to do some rock climbing to see the amazing view. It was somewhat
really freaking scary but I made it all the way up and down clinging onto the rocks for dear life.
On our last full day in Charlottesville VA we headed off to Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. I photographed a wedding here with another photographer about one and a half years ago in December. It was such a beautiful location that I knew I always wanted to go back and just enjoy it. We got our chance! We tried a flight of wine and had some appetizers, mmm the tomato basil salad was incredible! The cheese board was delish too. It was just a really great experience. After we finished we walked around and took some photos. What an incredible view!!! I told Adam that if we were getting married again and in the US this time, we would probably have our reception here.
Of course, the food-tog in me just had to pull out my big girl camera right in the middle of wine tasting to catch the freshness of these dishes! LOL. Seriously Pippin Hill, I love your water glasses and outdoor tables. Please feel free to mail me both 😉 They photograph beautifully.
Vineyard-fie! We are totally going to compile a photo album with all the “selfies” taken around the world. Honestly, when we were in Seattle all you heard me say was “Space Needle-fie! Sonic Bloom-fie! Inside the Space Needle-fie! Snoqualimie-fie! Plane-fie!” and it goes on. We have selfies of everywhere we travel… so coming soon “Anna and Adam ‘Fie’ around the world – a photo journey of the selfie of two lovebirds”.