We enjoyed a tour of the house and the garden, and then the kids enjoyed trying their hands at writing with goose feathers. It was hot, so I didn't get to spend as much time in the garden as I would have liked, but I'll be back in about 6 weeks for the Heritage Harvest Festival!
The next morning, we heated to the Frontier Culture Museum. We loved this cross-stitched piece in the English house.
We found a Goodwill and then headed over to Sunset Studios, where we could watch them blowing glass. We were hoping to blow our own Christmas ornaments, but that cost $40 EACH, and they had to cool overnight, so we opted not to.
We made our way to the Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft, which is a bulk food store. I didn't get as much as I did last year when I went with Nancy, because we have a nice little Mennonite store here now. I did buy lots of cheese! Then we stopped at the Stuarts Draft Farm Market right down the road and I found RHUBARB. So excited to make more jam!
We stopped at another Goodwill about a block from the hotel and then spent the rest of the afternoon in the pool. After a dinner of crackers and cheese and some turkey (also bought at the Cheese Shop), the girls enjoyed a long bath and called it a night.
This morning we checked out of the hotel and headed to Chile's Orchard in Crozet. I was disappointed that they only had a few 'seconds' and most of them were really far-gone, so we didn't buy much there.
We then went to Henley's Orchard, also in Crozet, where I got a whole bushel of peaches. These, too, were seconds, but they looked much better.