Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 19 JEST

It rained all night long and the sound on the tin roof of the cabin was peaceful and gave us a good excuse to lay in bed awhile longer. Not to diminish the other B&B's, but the mattress was the best we've slept on so far. We left around noon for another day of driving in the rain.

We stopped to visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, near Charlottesville, Va. It was quite interesting and very beautiful. The flower gardens looked and smelled beautiful. It quit raining long enough for a much needed walk around the grounds. We tried to travel on the Skyline Parkway (an extension of the Blue Ridge Parkway) but the weather was just too bad so we headed for Alexandria, Va., a suburb of DC. The homes here are mostly 3-5 stories and at least a hundred years old. The landscaped yards are full of many species of flowers and shrubbery. All of you gardners would be in heaven. We are staying at www.yesteryears treasures.com . Moina is a wonderful hostess. We have the Queens bedroom with a nice sitting area, large walk in closet and a bathroom. We took a nice stroll around the neigborhood and James met some of the neigbors - what a shock!

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