The Journey, Not The Destination

On Sunday, Motor Man and I took a day trip to the mountains of Virginia. We were concerned that recent storms may have stripped the trees of their fall foliage, but that wasn’t the case.  Although we didn’t see many reds, there were quite a lot of oranges, yellows, golds, and of course, greens.

Our destination was a pumpkin farm that a friend had recommended. We were somewhat disappointed there, most likely because it was too cold and windy to spend much time outside.

To reach the farm, our GPS took us down Snickersville Turnpike, which is a narrow, winding country road. The “turnpike” is lined with stone wall fences, horse farms, huge homes and an occasional cow pasture. There is even a one-lane bridge, but I wasn’t quick enough to get a photo, and there were few available turn-around spots.

Along Snickersville Turnpike is the town map dot of Aldie, Virginia where we saw the ruins of what appears to have been a gorgeous old home. A Google search failed to provide any information, but it would be interesting to know its history.

A little further down the “turnpike”, we stopped at this picturesque spot.

And took out the tripod for a couple of pictures. This is a monument to the First Mass Calvary 3rd Brigade.

We were standing right at the edge of the highway for this next picture and heard a car approaching just as the shutter clicked on the camera timer.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”

~These Days Of Mine~

 

5 responses to “The Journey, Not The Destination

  1. We remember driving through Aldie (doesn’t take long does it!)……beautiful countryside – Virginia is just jam-packed with beautiful tiny towns with lots of history AND beautiful vistas………glad you had fun in spite of the farm disappointment………….

    Pam

  2. AMEN to your quote, and the pictures are so sweet. I think we need to take a road trip too. That must have been some house in its day – nice to dream about what it’s seen. Thanks for taking us along through your travel blog.

  3. I do love road trips and this looked like a nice one. 🙂

  4. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a lovely trip. The pictures are so inviting.

  5. Whay a beautiful fascinating drive!

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