Monday, June 30, 2008

Ladies' Trip

The Barker girls, and myself, took a girls' trip up to Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a nice treat from mom, a good location, and a needed break from the boredom of summer. We really had a great time- there was plenty to do, so we didn't get bored, but we were able to relax and had lots of time for conversation about our husbands, in-laws and how to love each other better.

On the way up, we stopped at a local winery and sampled some wines (although we're smiling in the picture, there were a lot of "blech" faces during tasting!) We stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast tucked away in the Shenandoah Valley- way, way away! Our day in Charlottesville included an historical tour of the Monticello, Jefferson's eclectic home, an afternoon of shopping in the Pedestrian Mall (including a bead shop!), a movie, and dinner at Crozet Pizza. On Sunday we headed to the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon and saw "Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell" at the Barter Theater. (None of us young gals had seen "Gone with the Wind," so mom had to fill us in, but she did a pretty good job and we enjoyed the play.) The Martha was luxurious- we all wanted to come back with our beaus- and we finished the trip off with massages!

It really was a memorable time together, and a blessing to be able to enjoy the time together.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ha! I thought that looked like the Charlottesville bead shop! Is that the one with the little white poofy dog? I go that way every now and then to visit Madeleine.