Monday, October 22, 2012

Shenandoah and Three Fox Vineyards


I'm so glad you recommended Jiro Dreams of Sushi. I saw a preview a while ago, but then totally forgot about it. Can't wait to watch it, and good to know it's on Netflix!

Jeff and I have had two of the loveliest fall weekends lately and I need to bore you with the photos. Two weekends ago we went hiking out in Shenandoah National Park with our friends the BBacks. CBack got a great suggestion from a colleague to hike the Little Devils Stairs trail which was actually pretty rigorous and totally beautiful.  Fortunately we stopped at Cracker Barrel on the way, so our bellies were nice and fortified. After the hike (and my quads cooled down a little) we headed up into the park to Skyline Drive to take in all the fall glory. It's truly incredible that you can be so close to DC and feel so far removed. Good for the soul.

Butterfly on the trail

View from Skyline Drive

This past weekend, Jeff's parents were in town and after visiting the newest addition to our family, Baby Luke!, we headed west again, this time to visit a Virginia winery. Virginia has really started to make a name for itself in wine world (ok, it has a ways to go in my mind), but Jeff and I had never been out to this nearby wine country. On the recommendation of a friend, we drove 50 miles out to Three Fox Vineyards. After a nice tasting, we walked around a bit in the beautiful sunshine and admired the bucolic (my favorite word) setting.

God I love MUMS!

Hammocks down by the stream. Obvi.

Jeff and his Dad played a friendly game of cornhole.

Little fire pits scattered all over to keep our fingers warm. Also lots of marshmellow roasting!

The Quigleys

The other Quigleys

Picnic table on the hill. Apparently this is a popular spot to get engaged. Duh.
View from top of hill. Those are cows in the distance!

I have a million more pics to share, but these were some of my favorites. Next time you're in town, we'll have to head out here. If not for the wine (I mean, it was fine) for the scenery!

Hope you had a great weekend!


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