While Mom was visiting we headed up to Shipman, Virginia to visit some friends, Barbara and Alan. We stopped in Charlottesville on the way there. We had great fun shopping the pedestrian mall on Main Street, eating lunch and finding great books, notecards, chocolates and onesies! After touring downtown we went to the University of Virginia's campus. We joined a tour of the rotunda and then gave ourselves a self-guided tour before heading off to Barbara and Alan's house.
|UVA's Rotunda, completed in 1826, designed by Thomas Jefferson modeled after the Pantheon|
|Mom outside living quarters in the Academical Village|
|We visited Edgar Allan Poe's former room|
|UVA's non-denominational chapel|
|Mountain views from Barbara and Alan's house|
|Barbara and Mom enjoying a break along the trail|
|Mom testing out a replica of Thomas Jefferson's bed|
|Mom tries her hand at Jefferson's duplicator|
|Mary and Mom cozy up with a founding father|
On Saturday, per tradition, we found ourselves at the Farmer's Market. The Nelson County Farmer's Market was stunning; ituated in a field overlooking the Shenandoah mountains. We were happy to find apricots, peaches, beets, cheese and Armenian pastries to take home as we strolled along through the stalls to the music of the Buzzard Hollow Boys.
|Buzzard Hollow Boys|
|Mom with Alan and Barbara, our fantastic hosts|