We are home from our trip, still without answers, unsure of what we want to do….not that’s half a lie, I’m pretty sure I want to stay in New Hampshire, I love the seasons, I love the snow, the cool air, this is home. Toph is still unsure, has talked of us going back down with the kid’s, dogs, cat, fish, and ferret and staying for three months to get a feel and then decide.
We will see, it is beautiful down there but too hot at the same time.
On our first full day we arrived in Amish Country PA
Homemade root beer was purchased
We went on a tour and though I haven’t worked with horses for 20 years, I was complimented by a nice Amish man on how well I handled his team. He didn’t seem to believe me when I told how I grew up on a farm, but driving the horses back to the tour area he looked at me and said “Oh wow, you have done this before!”
We stopped at several beautiful shops and me being me, well…
Wool was a must (then I came home to a greater surprise when my friend down the road gifted me with a 55 gallon trash bag full of alpaca.)
On day two we found ourselves in Virginia, we drove on the Skyline Highway
Went on a 7.9 mile hike
Where we made a friend
Virginia is truly a beautiful state
We stopped overnight in Tennessee before heading to North Carolina to stay with family for a night.
We went on another hike and met another friend
This one did not want to leave the trail, didn’t care that we were there (the other deer was a bit skittish).
We headed back to Virginia and toward the destination of the childhood home of the creator of one of my favorite shows
The museum is set up in the former high school in Schuyler Virginia, just down the road you will find the Hamner house and a little further down the road is a shop that is little gift shop where I purchased a book that was (maybe) signed by Earl Hamner Jr.
I very much enjoyed the little town, it was beautiful and the museum was perfect! Everything at the gift shop was beautiful and affordable. I highly recommend visiting.
The last day in Virginia was spent in Swoope, we have previously been here to visit Joel Salatin from Polyface farm, unfortunately we got there right after closing but it was worth the excursion.
My favorite place at the end of the trip was of course home, sitting around the fire, watching the sunset and enjoying the sound of the critters.
Have a great day folks!