Saturday, August 16, 2014

Anniversary trip

Jason and I took off for a weekend (leaving the furry ones in the capable hands of Nerice) to celebrate our 9 year anniversary.  
We started at Stone Mountain Brewery which had an awesome deck and great beer.
 Then we took off up Skyline Drive which goes along the Blue Ridge Mountains through Shenandoah National Park.  Just beautiful.  Now..i will say I had intentions of doing this in the convertible with the top down.  The weather CERTAINLY cooperated with this plan staying in the low 80s with overcast skies.  BUT that is where the cooperation ended.  Jason was in a minor car accident two days before we left..and nothing is ever minor in the Porsche words.  So we took the only rental car we could get the morning we were leaving (it eventually got exchanged for an awesome Mercedes)..but we did this trip in a Chevy..oh well.
The scenery still made it worthwhile.
 We stayed at the Lafayette Inn in Stanardsville and had a wonderful 10 course dinner at their restaurant that night.  We stayed in a cottage at the Inn which was neat.
 The next morning we headed out for some tours.
We started at CrossKeys Winery..which was stunning.
Then we went to Three Brothers brewery
And Red Beard Brewery..my favorite.
It was a different weekend trip than we are used too..we typically see tons of vineyards and grapes. But this time we focused more on breweries.  Hops can be beautiful too.

4 comments:

Sue said...

Many congrats on your anniversary. Lovely photos of your trip.

Hope you now have even more happy memories.

Hazel said...

Glat that you able to make the trip after the accident! The trip itself sounds very nice!

Patty E. said...

Happy anniversary! It looks like a wonderful trip.

houndstooth said...

Happy Anniversary! It looks like a really fun trip!