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Ash Lawn Highland

Fall is just one of those magical times of the year. The air is crisp, the colors are vivid, and for some reason, things seem calm. Maybe they seem calm because tourist season is over?

Taking advantage of this glorious weather, we took a quick trip to Ash Lawn Highland. Unfortunately we couldn’t do the James Monroe house tour, but we made the most of our admission by poking around the grounds and letting May trollop through gardens. I swear, my daughter is happiest when she’s outdoors.

Even the drive up to the house is gorgeous:



The baa baas:



Gorgeous flowers:



Free to explore:



Fall is my favorite time of the year. Too bad dreadful ole winter is around the corner. Boo.

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We made it!

And, we’re finally here! After two weeks of being homeless, the movers showed up with our stuff last Sunday and we’ve been slowly unpacking ever since. I really underestimated how long it was going to take me to unpack everything. Once I get on a roll doing some task, May trots over to me with a book, which turns into two books, which turns into seven. As you can imagine, packing goes a whole lot slower when you have to read “Blue Hat Green Hat,” fourteen times.

Anyhoo, we’re getting settled and really starting to enjoy Charlottesville. What an amazing town. I almost forgot what it was like to live in a place where people care about things other than cars and clothes. It’s kind of refreshing to see ghetto beaters again!


Some views from our balcony:


Some light unpacking:


The downtown Mall:


A picture of a wild, pink pookie in its natural habitat:

We’re loving our new city:)

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