Monday, July 20, 2009

My Birthday Weekend

Good Morning!

I thought I would share some pictures from my weekend. But first, I have to confess that these are pictures from the resorts website BUT, my pictures would have looked like this, if, I had remembered to bring my camera. :-) The name of the resort is Shenandoah Crossing and it is 30 minutes outside of Charlottesville, VA. This was my first visit and I just fell in love. The best part, it was only $69 a nite ($89 if you wanted a room w/2 queen beds) and this gave you full access to everything the resort had to offer (horseback riding was extra). You also had the option of renting a cabin or a condo.

I started every morning with a walk around the resort - it was so peaceful with just the sound of the Canadian geese quacking to each other as they meandered across the fields. And every evening after dinner, I walked along the fence petting the horses and sneaking them carrots. Saturday I drove into town and wandered thru the quaint stores and antique shops. I purchased two little silhouettes in gilded frames that I will hang in the living room close to the fireplace and I bought some civil war bullets for my husband (I'll try to post pictures later). Then I relaxed by the pool with a good book. I was so relaxed, I didn't pay attention and burned my fair skin. Thankfully, the lady lounging on the chair next to me suggested, in her delightful English accent, that I might want to get out of the sun. So after coating myself in Mary Kay Aloe After-Sun Gel (the best on the market!) I drove back to town for dinner. It really was a lovely weekend, I came home Sunday afternoon feeling well rested and rejuvenated!

The Manor House

The Lodge (from the back)

(okay, you know these are horses no caption needed)

The Lodge and Manor House overlook this beautiful lake

The Lodge is in the background

I am so thankful that I had this time of relaxation. I did spend my evenings stitching - I'll post my progress later.


Jan said...

What a beautiful place to spend a weekend, Cari! Glad that you were rejuvinated!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place to spend the weekend, Cari! Thanks for sharing the link!

Robin in VA

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Hmmmm.... I think next time we head to VA to visit my folks, my DH and I may have to head back and stay a night or two. Thanks for the link - I'm going to save it and pass it on to my parents as well. Glad you had a great time, Cari!

Kim said...

Ooooh it sounds wonderful!!! Certainly sounds relaxing and I'm glad you had a great weekend, Cari! :o)

JOLENE said...

Hi Cari, So glad you had an enjoyable and rejuvenating birthday weekend. Congrats on being the luck "mystery" winner on my blog....come check it out so I know where to send your goodies. Take Care!!

Ranae said...

Looks like a great place to spend a birthday.
Happy belated Birthday to you
Thanks so much for your comment.
I had fun browsing your blog and can't wait to see more. I love your taste of stitching, the stash is awesome.
Boo Club is looking great.
I put you in my GR

Ranae said...

oh yeah I forgot to add you won on Jolene's blog right?! Congrats!!