Road trip to the Mountains
Since moving to DC we have gone to Shenendoah Valley for a weekend during the fall to get away from the city and see the foliage. We stay at The Cave Hill Inn, which is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast run by a couple from Bolivia. This year they were happy to welcome Xander to the Inn. We were a little nervous driving up to the mountains since he was fussy in the car due to his budding tooth. A quick trip to Target to get some Orajel seemed to solve the problem and our little monkey was his happy baby self all weekend.
Cave Hill Inn on a chilly, rainy fall day
Blue Ridge Mountains
The view from our room
Xander and I played while Adrian slept for awhile.
Saturday night was daylight savings so Xander was up extra early on Sunday.
Scooting toward the block
Captured at last
Checking out the Cave Hill Farm cows
Xander sitting in a very old high chair at breakfast. The chair was really cool it could be put down to turn into a rocking chair and then the rocking chair can be converted into a potty. Furniture isn’t made like that anymore!
The Inn keeper and my boys enjoying good conversation at breakfast
The Inn Keeper’s wife is in Bolivia since one of their daugthers just had a baby
Breakfast was delicious!
Adrian drove- after breakfast we headed to Skyline Drive, which is a national park that spans many miles along the Blue Ridge Mountains. We started near the Bed and Breakfast and drove until we hit Sperryville. Then we got off in Sperryville and shopped the small farm stand stores.
Xander slept for most of the afternoon
We saw a lot of deer this year!
They are so use to cars that they arent’ scared away when they drive up.
The views are breathtaking
It was quite chilly (32 degrees) when we stopped at the Skyline Resort for lunch.
Xander was toasty in his car seat poncho!
Taking in the view
Let’s go this way!
Here is Xander’s “I have had enough” look
Big boy standing tall
Yes, I realize it is November 1st but Halloween wasn’t over with
one more photo (or two or three) of the X man in his dragon costume.
We discovered this farm stand two years ago on our drive home. They sell
nice quilts in one building and apples, apple butter and more in the other.
You can’t see me!
We got home from our trip around 6pm. Yet Halloween weekend still wasn’t over
until Xander wore is other costume. Adrian and I found this banana
costume at Marshalls many months ago- it was really cheap and we couldn’t resist.
Xander seemed to not mind being dressed up in costumes! He makes such a cute dragon and
Banana talking to his monkey