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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?