Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Charlottesville Getaway.

Last week we took off to the Charlottesville area for one last getaway together before we welcome a little babe in a few short weeks. After a several busy weeks at work for both of us, it was so nice to escape to the mountains for two days and explore a new place together. While we'd both been to Charlottesville before, we did a bit more research this time to make the most of our visit and had such a sweet few days. We arrived on Sunday night and stayed at The Graduate near the university which was just the cutest boutique hotel. We spent the next morning walking the outdoor pedestrian mall and gathering food from Feast for our picnic later on.

Our next stop was the inspiration for the whole trip - an adorable A frame lodge we found on Airbnb. On our way out to the lodge, we detoured to a peach farm that also happened to have a field of colorful zinnias and sunflowers - basically my version of heaven. After a good frolic in the flowers and purchasing some peaches, we arrived at our Airbnb and pretty much died of cuteness. That evening we drove out to Skyline Drive and found an overlook to enjoy our picnic dinner. While it had been SO hot during the day, the extra elevation and mountain air made for the perfect temperature. The combination of views, food, and company (obviously!) made this meal a contender for one of our most memorable together. We're already looking forward to our next Charlottesville visit at the end of September - this time for a wedding - with our little one in tow!
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