Over the Labor Day holiday, Mr D and I visited Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia. I’m just writing about it now and will present the whole trip over the coming days. The mansion was grand and the vegetable and flower gardens were spectacular. It will take me a week to write and show the photos.
A very special thank you to my oldest son. He lives in the area and played host to mom and dad this weekend. He took us to all these places and stopped every time his mom wanted to take a picture. Thank you son!
While dad and son were fly fishing, I also visited the Frontier Museum which takes you from the homes and lifestyles of 17th century England, Ireland, and Germany to the early 19th century in America. Real homesteads were purchased and reassembled on site. The purpose is to demonstrate how America is a melting pot of customs and building styles from these three countries.
I took hundreds of photos of Staunton, Virginia which has successfully kept its downtown area popular and thriving. The architecture is more interesting than you can imagine. Retailers still decorate the store fronts and I spent several hours walking every squre inch so you could experience it too.
And you can not visit the area without traveling in to the mountains——
I look forward to bringing you this set of posts from Stauton, Virginia and the surrounding area.