Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Charlottesville, VA

For a 4-day weekend in July, Scott and I visited the Charlottesville, VA area with two friends. Our friend, Dean, is finishing up licensure to be a history teacher, so we took him and his wife on a tour of historical places, particularly 4 homes of previous presidents. We visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's country home, Ashlawn-Highland, the home of James Monroe, and Montpelier, James Madison's home. We also explored the Rotunda of UVA, the University of Virginia, and took a detour through Schuyler, VA to see the Walton's Mountain Exhibit and real-life home of the Hamner Family, the inspiration for The Walton's TV Series.


Poplar Forest



UVA Rotunda

I'm volunteering for some street entertainment in Downtown Charlottesville.

Schuyler, VA... Home of the Hamner Family aka The Walton's

Our trip was fun and very informative. The summer weekend was bright and beautiful with great weather, but it was very hot. One day, the temperature was over 100 degrees with high humidity.

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