Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Charlottesville, Virginia

Anthony and I went away this past weekend for our 7th wedding anniversary to Charlottesville, Virginia. The girls stayed with my parents and so we had the opportunity to go away for a couple nights. We didn't really know where exactly we were going to go a week ago, but we had a fairly good idea of what we wanted to do - relax. And that is exactly what we found in Charlottesville.

We ventured out to a few antique shops not with the intention of buying anything, but just checking it all out. And there was a ton to check out. Shops filled wall to wall with just stuff who knows how old. Both Anthony and I came across toys we used to have as children and household items we remembered in our own homes growing up. I didn't take any pictures inside these places but they were incredible. I can't imagine what doing inventory in these shops must be like.

Downtown Charlottesville is basically comprised of The University of Virginia campus and a whole bunch of adorable shops and restaurants. There is this great Downtown Mall section of Charlottesville lined with shops, restaurants and a couple theatres, all outdoors which was perfect for the weather we had over the weekend.

As you can see, I was a little more than fascinated by all the red walls I came across in downtown Charlottesville.

We spent a good portion of Saturday just driving around and taking in all the scenery - changing leaves, animals, farms and orchards. It was incredibly breath-taking and above all else, relaxing.

A somewhat last minute decision as to where to go, but not what to do. Relax and just be together.

Happy 7th Anniversary to us!

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