We took a day trip to Staunton on Daniel's birthday a few weeks ago. It's a scenic 40 minute drive through the mountains. The cold front that weekend let a bit of fall seep in prematurely. We perused antique malls, drank iced coffees, and stopped in at Cracker Barrel for birthday dinner.
The past couple weeks have been busy! In the past two weeks, I (and sometimes Daniel): completed my first and second week at the new job made the discovery that I'm mildly allergic to vinyl bought some greige nail polish at Sephora wore shorts for the first time in 6+ months drank at least one … Continue reading week(s) in review
Mockingbird Restaurant and Music Hall in Staunton, VA closed its doors at the end of last weekend for reasons unknown to the public. They've been very hush hush about its closing and didn't announce it until the beginning of the year. They made all of their events free last week so Daniel and I attended … Continue reading last night at mockingbird
I think I'll continue the monthly update in this fashion for 6 months. At that point, I may wrap up each month by its name rather than by how long I've lived in Charlottesville. To see my one month post, click here. Daniel and I by a wildflower field This month, I (and sometimes Daniel): … Continue reading two months in C-ville
We took a day trip over to the neighboring cities of Waynesboro and Staunton yesterday. While Waynesboro has a delightful Goodwill and a quaint downtown, the historical facades in downtown Staunton can't be beat. Brick, peeling with different shades of paint from at least a century's worth of repairs and design preferences appeal to me … Continue reading Staunton exteriors
Last night, Daniel and I went to see bluegrass legend, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and his Clinch Mountain Boys in an intimate venue in downtown Staunton, Virginia. I didn't know much about the history of bluegrass until I watched the documentary, High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music, with Daniel the other day. Bluegrass is an amalgamation of … Continue reading Dr. Ralph Stanley: a bluegrass experience