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Last weekend Jason and I high piled our car to the ceiling and made the 500 mile trek down South. We officially live in Georgia now!
I’m very excited to be back “home” and can’t wait to see what’s in store for us here. This summer will certainly be interesting as we study full time for the Georgia Bar exam. Let me assure you, it is the farthest thing from fun that you could possible imagine.
We started our review course this week and have been so busy that we haven’t even touched most of our boxes from the move. Today was the first day we even had internet access! But as hectic as moving can be, it’s also full of fun new beginnings. Like a brand new kitchen and empty pantry to fill.
More updates to come soon!
“On your right comes up the Shenandoah, having ranged along the foot of the mountain a hundred miles to seek a vent. On your left approaches the Potomac, in quest of a passage also. In the moment of their junction they rush together against a mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic.” -Thomas Jefferson
I’ll miss you, Virginia. Thank you for letting me see your beautiful mountains, drink your delicious wine, pick your sweet apples, taste your extremely salty ham, smell your crisp air, learn your rich history, watch your white-tailed deer, laugh with your friendly people, and eat your great food. I will never forget the memories I have of you.
Jason and I are taking a few days away to relax and smell the Virginia roses before our big move and the Bar exam. We just really need some time to unwind! And it’s very likely that we won’t have time for another vacation for the rest of the year. We’re spending a few days out here in the Virginia mountains and I’m calling it our “gradmoon”.
The first stop today was Blue Mountain Brewery, which is outside Charlottesville. The view was certainly not too shabby.
We enjoyed ourselves out on their patio, starting with a sampler flight of their 10 beers on draft.
This place makes some GREAT beer! My favorite was a really unique sour cherry variety, but they were all delicious. After sipping on a little beer we ordered lunch. Cheeseburger and fries for Jason and Tofu Reuben with side salad for me!
The food was great, too! Loved the place all around.
After our tasting and lunch, we took the scenic route onward through Skyline Drive. It’s a road that goes through Shenandoah Park, with lots of overlooks for great photo ops.
Jason’s taking pictures along with me on this trip! He’s using my Sony (the camera I’ve been using up until recently) and I’m trying to get used to my Nikon that he got me. So far so good!
After a beautiful drive through the park, we headed towards one of Virginia’s most interesting natural attractions.
Lurray Caverns! It’s an underground formation, mostly limestone stalagmites and stalactites, that’s open to the public for tours. It is absolutely incredible in person and I just spend the entire time in awe, furiously snapping pictures and saying “WOW” over and over again.
There was even a naturally formed wishing well that Jason and I threw a couple pennies into!
All around an awesome place that I would highly recommend to Virginia tourists and residents alike! For kids of all ages.
Then it was further north, where we finally checked into our B&B and had a lovely dinner out at a small town restaurant nearby.
BLT for him, grilled portabella sandwich for her. We’re so predictable.
I better get to bed, we’ve got a lot planned for tomorrow! Thanks for reading!
Thank you all for your kind words about our graduation! I’m excited that I NEVER have to blog about law school again. We’re pretty tired from graduation events, but also pumped for our little gradmoon and for moving down to Atlanta. And a plus side of entertaining this weekend is that all the pretty...Read more →