Posts Tagged ‘staycation’

Babymoon: Monticello

With just 6 weeks away from hatching.. we decided to take a little babymoon or staycation. I spent the week down in beautiful Charlottesville Virginia. What a scene. We stayed at the gorgeous Keswick Hall. Whether it’s from your room, dinner or the pool the view is absolutely breathtaking! Best part of all.. the location was just minutes away from Monticello. We got a tour through history with a pro- Shirley Midyette. Everyone knew Shirley .. and she knew everything about Monticello. She is highly recommended and so sweet. As suggested by twitter friends we strolled to the Downtown Mall where we indulged in some great milkshakes from The Nook and let Adora run her energy out at the Virginia Discovery Museum. We couldn’t leave town without making a stop for some good old school donuts– visiting Spudnuts was like stepping back into 1985. It was totally awesome. In fact the trip was totally awesome. Hard to believe.. just a couple hours outside of Northern Virginia.. there’s this whole other world! Thanks to Poshbrood for the recommendation!

Monticello– such a history lesson

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IMG_3261Miss Shirley helping Adora count her flowers

IMG_3258Learning about TJ’s first home!

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Food was fabulous! Cream cheese stuffed french toast at Keswick!

The Virginia Discovery Museum- small but entertaining enough!

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IMG_3306The old fashion merry go round!

IMG_3315Downtown Mall- so many cool antique shops to stop by

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The infinity pool at Keswick– gorgeous!

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IMG_3246At the entrance of Keswick… this place makes it hard to take a bad picture

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The view from dinner at Keswick

Enjoying our Spudnuts!!

I love the coffe signs and prices!

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Staycation: Our visit to West Virginia

In our suite we arrived to fresh baked desserts, free bottled water and coffee.

As you may have seen from my previous post, Little Goff and I went on a little staycation in West Virginia. I highly recommend doing so to anyone who’s just itching to get out of town but really doesn’t have the time to take a week or even a weekend off for travel. It took us about an hour to get to the Hillbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast nestled in the rolling hills of Charles Town. Upon arrival at the European style country home estate we were hooked. Within seconds you realize this is a quiet place that is loud with history.. some of the English Tudor inn was constructed starting in the 1700’s. In fact George Washington use to own this land.

EXTRA: Travel for Busy Moms & Their Brood

What we found so refreshing is that among the antiques, aging books, dark wood and even an old water closet was a touch of today. We were impressed to find out that all the 6 unique rooms (we stayed in The Bamford) and 4 cottage suites had an iPad 2 in them. The Wi-Fi connection was very strong too— hence my real-time (and real funny) post on the wedding we witnessed from our patio. As for the food? The filet mignon was so tender– they only give you a butter knife to cut it. The dessert was creative. Ever had chocolate pate’? With the overnight stay you get free breakfast on the porch. I commented during breakfast that I could taste the difference in the tomatoes. They were definitely garden fresh– come to learn their produce comes from a local farm. The whole experience was more than up to our taste- it was great enough that we actually bought a gift certificate for our parents who so deserve a nice getaway!

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