I live in Maryland, which is technically a southern state. But to get to the real state, you have to drive a few more miles to Virginia. I’m always amazed by the difference in the attitudes of people. Sales people seem genuinely happy to see you and answer questions. Wait staff are friendly and nice.
Today’s travels brought us to Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. QD wanted to visit Monticello, home of our founding father, Thomas Jefferson. We arrived at the ticket office at noon, only to be told that the earliest we could a tour was at 4:00 pm. Sorry, I’m not waiting that long. So we went into Charlottesville and spent some time walking along the Pedestrian Mall, and eating lunch. There were many restaurants to choose from, and lots of cute shops. There was some interesting artwork.
This ‘sofa’ is made from mosaic tiles. Hubby sat on it and said it wasn’t very comfortable – LOL!
There were street musicians, and at one end of the mall was a huge area where there’s live music in the summer. There was also a large stone wall that was used as a chalkboard, and was enjoyed by children of all ages.
Later in the afternoon, we located the local Quilt Shop, and I made sure to look at each and every item in the store while hubby napped in the car. I walked out with only a few fat quarters! I made a rather large purchase earlier in the week, so I need to cut back on the spending for awhile. But it wouldn’t be polite to walk out empty handed, now would it!?!
The plan is to drive home tomorrow via Skyline Drive. I must go get rested up!
You can never do a kindness to soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. --Ralph Waldo Emerson