Pretty much any trip that starts off with a tiny baby in a polar bear snowsuit is going to be a good one.
There is no better way to start the morning that with an everything bagel, toasted twice, and smothered in cream cheese. The end.
A few weeks ago when Josh and I were in Charlottesville, VA, we took Mark’s advice and headed out to hike up to the Humpback Rocks. While we love sitting around and watching movies, we also love hiking. Just to be outside and use your own body to climb a mountain is a miracle to me.
So after Josh surprised me with breakfast from Bodo’s Bagels, we headed out.
After a brief but very helpful stop at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center at Humpback Rocks, we began our climb up the mountain. We don’t look as hot or sweaty as we were. This was a quick but difficult hike and we should have brought more than one water bottle each. You need it!
We sat at the top of the mountain on the rocks for about half an hour and it was just stunning. The way up was hard but well worth it!
When we were in Charlottesville, VA a few weekends ago, Josh and I had the pleasure of visiting Chiles Peach Orchard. We dodged a few thunderstorms, but were able to grab so many delicious peaches. It was so fun to wander the orchard!
After the peaches, we decided to mosey over to Veritas Vineyard for an afternoon wine tasting. It was very crowded in the tasting room but the wine was delicious. My favorite was the Sauvignon Blanc.
After the tasting we ordered a giant cheese plate (well, I forced Josh to eat it with me) and sat outside, reading and drinking and eating. Heaven.
I wish I was at that picnic table RIGHT NOW!!!!
There are times in life you remember how lucky you are. For me, last weekend was full of those little moments.
Waking up at four am always reminds me how lucky I am that most days I can sleep until 8am.
As a ‘non morning person’ I am always amazed at the smiling faces I see in the wee hours. The airport is bustling and people are alert, awake, and responsible.
I on the other hand, am wearing my Legally Blonde pj shirt from last night. Sorry I’m not sorry. In my defense, I did put on a bra and pants and a sweater and washed my face and brushed my teeth.
I had a wonderful weekend in Orlando with my family. I ate delicious food, got the best massage of my life (thank you Patti!), soaked up the sun, and spent time with loved ones. I am not as sunburned as I thought I would be and I remembered my eye mask to sleep on the plane!
Being in sunny Orlando has made me ache for spring and summer even more. I need to go through my winter stuff, donate the things I don’t wear and unearth my shorts. After all I have to show off these red legs I’m currently sporting. 😉