Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia
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... airport which I’m a little worried about being alone with my thoughts for. Encouraging messages from home, Joy and Kat get me through, and soon enough I’m safely at Philadelphia International changing my greenbacks for Euro.
She took me in with no notice and saved the remainder of my trip. I taught her how to poach eggs. Not really a fair trade, but there are years to go yet!
Thanks for everything, Katherine the great.
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... techniques, the vineyard owners created a very successful Bordeaux blend, Octagon, which has been served to Queen Elizabeth and President Obama. During our visit we purchased another variety, the Cabernet Franc Select and packed it in our bags for sampling at home. The grounds we're very pretty and really reminded me of the Alsatian vineyards in France. We left Barboursville and drove into Gordonsville, a small historic town ...
Visiting Monticello brought my biographical readings about Thomas Jefferson to life. His estate is a grand mix of European and American architecture and lifestyle. The gardens are enormous - vegetable, fruit, flowers and trees. The effort of studying, documenting, cultivating and experimenting in just the gardens alone would take tremendous time. His home was the highlight of our tour. I loved seeing innovations such as a four-sided reading stand ...
... Thomas Jefferson has his handprints on everything in this region. He founded the UVA village in 1819 and the state university opened in 1825, one year before Jefferson's death. We walked along the historic section he planned which included 10 pavilions with pillars lining a huge lawn and facing the library. The library is called the Rotunda and was modeled after the Parthenon - it was under massive remodeling so we ...
Spent most of the day in airports. The Atlanta airport really sent Steve and I into the land of giggles. Our plane to Charlottesville looked and felt like a kids "transformer" toy. The landing gear seemed twice the size of the plane body. Had a bumpy but short flight to Charlottesville, VA. The scenery immediately changed to mountains, farming, wooded lots and tons of green. Very lush and fertile. Picked up a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center