This year for spring break we packed up the car and headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.
Our first stop was Easton PA, where we stay at the lovely Lafayette Inn and had a delicious Easter breakfast and did a little egg hunt in their garden. After breakfast we packed up and spent the morning at the Crayola Experience. Which turned out to be a pleasant surprise.
Our next stop was Gettysburg PA, where my dear friend Ryan and his inspiring wife Alexia and four kids bought an 80 acre farm. Some egg hunting in the quail house and fresh corn bread right out of the skillet made for a perfect Eater supper (or was it dinner). While in Gerrysburg, it only made sense to visit The Gettysburg National Park.
Then we headed out along the Blue Ridge Parkway and spent three days hiking in the George Washington National Forest. We stayed in a condo at the Wintergreen Resort. It was their off season and so we had the entire pool and spa all to ourselves. We also had a lovely dinner at a friends house who now live in Virginia that I had not seen since we were teenagers. It was fun seeing our kids running around together and picking up right where we had left off twenty years ago. (The photos at the top of the mountian are on top of "cold or cole" mountain. You can access the trail from the Hog Gap Camp parking area.)
Our last stop was Charlottesville VA, where we spent the day at Monticello, Thomas Jeffersons' homestead. The setting was breath taking and the tens of thousands of tulips were in full bloom.
Dinner at the Whiskey Jar made for a perfect end to our trip.