Pull up a chair and set a spell.....I've so much to tell.
Fireman and I spent Colombus Day weekend In Charlottesville with Al and Nathan....and CHANNON and Mark and Sissy and Gg.
I'm crazy about Channon. We met for the first time last year.
Pretend friends rock and their husbands and fur babies do too.
This year we got to meet the puppies and Mark.
Sissy was so BAYful and full of personality.
Little Gg was lucky I did not put her in my purse and take her home.
We had a memorable dinner at Shadwells.
Um, Channon very much encouraged me to share a chocolate pecan pie with vanilla ice cream , dessert.
This was after a wonderful meal.
It was a sweet ending to an even sweeter meet up.
Channon gifted me a very beautiful book about Charlottesville and local farmers. I love it. I treasure it. Al wanted to steal it.
This is Deb from the Blenheim Vineyards holding my new Trap at our wine tasting.
It took me 54 years to go to a wine tasting....
oh it was fun!
The Vineyards in the Blue Ridge Mountains are so pretty!
We went to 4 vineyards in 6 hours.
More on that in another post.
We did not get into the Needle Lady shop in the downtown mall of C'ville this time. As luck would have it, Fireman and I had some time to kill on the way back to Dullas, and guess what ...
we found a yarn shop in Culpepper. More about THAT in another post. I do love the shawl in the picture above.
Nathan and I rode together and Al and Her Daddy drove together to the 4 vineyards. The fog in and out of the mountains was really spectacular. Colors are area turning up in the foothills.
Knitting focused on the Red and Brown Trap alternating with my
Modular wrap. Here is al fixing my dropped stitch with the needles on the other project. Ahhh, my girl still has it!
She has little time to knit while in NP school.
The Cover of the lovely book Channon gifted me. By the way, did I mention how good the fresh warm baguettes at the KING winery were? Ahhhhhhhhhh. Amazing.
I have so much more to tell and I'm behind on my comments to your blogs. I'll leave you on this note: on our way to Dullas yesterday, we passed the Cheesecake Heaven stand.
It was OPEN.
It beckoned us.
Yup , Snickers Cheesecake for the light afternoon preflight snack...
The Commonwealth ROCKS.
Have you been to Virgnia?