end of season

We've heard a lot about Carter Mountain during the last few months. The orchard opens to tourists when apples are ripe for harvesting in the early fall. Most apples have been picked by this time of year, but we thought we'd take the trip anyway (it's only 10 minutes away from our house) since Andrea … Continue reading end of season

tree lighting

We headed downtown with my sister yesterday evening to witness the annual downtown Christmas Tree Lighting. Since we arrived early, we stopped by the coffee shop to say hello and pick up an iced mocha and mini muffins. The tree lighting was a bit anticlimactic, but the weather was mild (though a cold front blew … Continue reading tree lighting

Woodstock, VA

After we visited Luray Caverns, we drove further into the Shenandoah Valley. At one point, we stopped on the side of a winding mountain road to fill up jugs with spring water gurgling out of a pipe. We stopped at my father-in-law's friend's family's campground to park our car, then carpooled over to Woodstock, his … Continue reading Woodstock, VA

november moodboard

nov moodboard This month, I intend to enjoy: taking Skyline Drive over to Luray Caverns for a day of exploring loved ones coming to visit Green Bean Casserole on Thanksgiving all the books Daniel recommended to me: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, House of the Spirits, and The Madonna of 115th Street wearing boots all … Continue reading november moodboard