It was raining as we left the Greenbrier on Friday morning. Again.
Pocahontas Pancakes, and I ordered the famous Triple Layer French Toast. Oh yes, I did. I think we'll have to try to recreate this at the lake this summer. Delicious! (And no, I didn't eat it all.)
Norfolk Botanical Garden.
The happy couple.
Here are a few of the professional photos that I borrowed from Natalie's Facebook page. They were taken by Fresh Look Photography.
Natalie's dress was amazing, and she looked beautiful.
The dress, the hair, the flowers…. just perfect.
A fun photo with the 'kids'.
A perfect day to start their married life. I am so happy for them, and wish Natalie and Camille many years of happiness! So grateful to be there to share in their special day.
The morning after the wedding, most of the family headed out early to get on the road or catch a flight, but Jim and I had time for a leisurely brunch at Waterman's Surfside Grille. Mimosas and cinnamon rolls, and eggs Benedict, oh my!
We arrived in Charlottesville a little too early to check in to the B&B, so we found a sports bar where we could enjoy a beverage and watch Jordan Spieth on his way to a wire to wire victory in the Masters.
Dinsmore House Inn, shared wine and cheese in the parlor with the innkeepers, and had a nice dinner at a restaurant down the street.
Rotunda is the centerpiece of the University. It is currently undergoing a 2 year renovation, during which time it is closed to the public. I also happened to be there on Thomas Jefferson's birthday, and they were setting up on the Lawn for a Founder's Day celebration. You can see the corner of the tent in the photo below.
Our first stop was King Family Vineyards. We tasted 6 or 7 wines, with the server sharing information about each one. Of course, there was the opportunity to purchase both the wine, and the glasses in which it was served.
Pollak. Here, we enjoyed tasting wine, and also visiting with a fellow taster who worked for another vineyard and was doing 'research'. Of course, he knew everything about wine, and it was interesting to hear what he had to say.
Veritas Vineyards & Winery. I loved the LOVE made from wine corks.
Afton Mountain Vineyards.
Outside our window at the inn, this beautiful dogwood was blooming away. My favorite!