Charlottesville/Richmond Trip

As promised last week, here are some pics from our road trip to Charlottesville (with a stop in Richmond) on the 25th and 26th of July.  Riley stayed home with Grandma and got tons of treats, I’m sure!

Having lunch at Michie Tavern in Charlottesville.

Checking out the gardens at Monticello.

Waiting to go into Monticello.
Comparing the real deal to the picture on the back of a nickel.

Views from Carter Mountain Orchard.

We went peach picking at Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville.

In Richmond, we stopped at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to see a Faberge’ exhibit.

Faberge’ egg.

The view from the second floor of the museum.


Apparently, just within the last few weeks, Riley has become scared of thunder.  She never was before.  I think it was because we had a big storm a few weeks ago with super loud thunder that actually woke me up in the night and scared me too.  She probably sensed my fear and fed off of it.  Anyway, so now she gets a little scared when she hears loud thunder (not so much regular thunder) and hides under my parents’ computer desk.  She’s a goof, what can I say…

Trying to coax her out…I don’t pet her when she’s in her “fearful state” because I don’t want to reinforce her fear.
Riley got to sleep in Grandma and Grandpa’s room Monday night with Grandma and Chloe because Aunt Baddy, my dad (Riley’s Grandpa), and I took an overnight road trip to Charlottesville and visited Monticello, Michie Tavern, and Carter Mountain Orchard (we literally drove up a mountain [my 100,000+ mi. car made it!!] and picked our own peaches…it was so cool), and of course went and did a bit of shopping at a mall there (didn’t buy anything though).  Yesterday, we stopped in Richmond on the way home and went to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and saw a Faberge’ exhibit, did more shopping (of course) and had lunch at the mall before we came home.  We had a fun time and I’ll post some pictures soon.