Virginia Mountain Trip

Last Sunday, Motor Man, Marshall and I took a fall foliage trip to the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.

We left Smithfield at 6:00 a.m. and by daylight, had driven far enough west that the trees were much more colorful than those at home.

Let me just give you fair warning that we passed MANY barns, and I took pictures of most of them, so I’m stocked up for Barn Charm for quite awhile.

You may recall that Pam (the mom of Sam, One Spoiled Cat) and I are friends. Our fall foliage trip took us near their town, so I gave Pam a call, and she and her hubby invited us by for a quick visit. Sammy is also One Shy Cat, so we didn’t get to meet him.  If you’re one of Sam’s followers, you’ve read about their little “trail” behind their house.

Marshall took a picture of Pam and me, but I did a poor job of choosing the location. So I won’t be sharing that. Oh, okay, you talked me into it. Here we are in the shadows of one of their beautiful trees….

On the road again.

We found the town of Marshall, Virginia, so of course, THAT required a picture.

We covered about 500 miles in a little more than 11 hours, which included a quick lunch and a short stop at an antique shop.

Isn’t Virginia looking lovely in her fall finery?

24 responses to “Virginia Mountain Trip

  1. You all really had a great fall foliage romp didn’t you! I’m so glad it brought you near our little slice of Virginia and that we got to visit for a while. Nothing like Virginia in the Fall is there?!

    Hugs, Pam (and the amazing invisible Sam)

  2. What a beautiful trip you took .. that last photo looks like a painting! And I loved seeing the photo of you and your friend 🙂 Sweetness!

    MJ

  3. Yes! Virginia is beautiful. I love that little trail and the photo of you and your friend. So fun!

  4. How fun to see you and Pam! Yes you live in some beautiful country. I believe I have mentioned it before Dianna, but we have a Marshall, Missouri! I don’t think it has such a nice sign though, but you could come visit.. 🙂

  5. The highway view with the rolling hills is gorgeous! In contrast, our Gulf coast is rather flat. Thank you for taking us along.

  6. Great pictures. Hope there is some foliage left next week.

  7. This is gorgeous! I always have wanted to drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains — now I know which season I need to do it in. Our trees here in Michigan *were* gorgeous. Now they are dropping their leaves. So sad the fall colors are only around for a short amount of time…Need to cherish each day filled with color!

  8. Looks wonderful! That last pic looks like it could be a post card!

  9. Such beautiful views!

  10. Beautiful pictures and I just knew you stopped at an antique shop! A fun day.

  11. I am soooooooo jealous that you got to see Pam, David, the little trail AND at least got to feel Sammy’s AURA in the house! 🙂

  12. It was a good trip! – Fall doesn’t really ‘get here’ until this trip is made … The unexpected visit with Pam & Dave was a nice bonus, and MANY pictures were taken .. a good day !

  13. What a great road trip! And the picture of you and Pam is great! I love it! And Marshall has his own sign! The colors are spectacular, all ours are mostly green and shades of yellow. Cool!
    Ciao
    Nellie’s Momm

  14. Diana, your photographs are fabulous. The 11 hour trip was absolutely worth it. Our trees have lost their leaves now and it was wonderful to re-live the beauty of fall through your photos.
    Hugs
    Jaydee

  15. I especially enjoyed the picture of you and Pam, Dianna, even if the shadows of the trees were all over you! And I just love seeing Pam’s path in back of her house with the brilliant leaf colors. I’ve heard so much about it but hadn’t seen it before your picture. Thanks for sharing!

  16. One must appreciate a good road trip with family. Lovely autumn captures.

  17. sounds like a great day – especially the barn charm stocking. 🙂

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    You captured autumn at it’s best. Lovely pictures.

  19. Great road trip and wonderful pictures to prove it!

  20. Lots of pretty colors popping up. You crammed a lot into that day!

  21. Beautiful shots Dianna! You two were almost to our neck of the woods (Lexington VA). Next time you go, come see us too. 🙂

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