Category Archives: Traveling Days

Virginia Mountains In Autumn

This weekend, Motor Man and I took an overnight trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Hang on: it was a whirlwind trip!

Although we briefly ran through rain showers Saturday afternoon, Sunday was a gorgeous, crisp autumn day.

There are so many old barns and silos in the Shenandoah Valley area, I rode with the camera in my lap for much of the time.

Perhaps I have a fondness for barns because of my childhood spent across the highway from a dairy farm.

We found a LOVE sign in the little town of Elkton while there for their autumn festival.  The old home behind us, built in 1840, once served as a hospital during the Civil War.

My friends, Donna and Shirley, visited this same area last week.  They had shared pictures of a horse-drawn wagon ride they took with Circle M Carriage Rides, located near Massanutten Resort. So you know that we put that on our list of things to do.

Our team was made up of Nip and Tuck, two HUGE Percherons.

Could the sky have been any more beautiful?

After our ride, Nip and Tuck posed for pictures with us. (Did I mention that they’re HUGE?)

Shannon, our driver and the owner of Circle M, agreed to a photo with us.

It was a beautiful weekend to be in the mountains.

And on our way home late yesterday afternoon, we (barely) caught a glimpse of the sunset.

~These Days Of Mine~