June 12, Saturday
Hot, sunny day until the rain, then it was a very warm, sunny day!
On the road by 9 AM this morning! The Crepe Myrtle trees are gorgeous - they look like giant lilacs. In Williamsburg we were told that they are blooming early this year due to the heat.
First stop was Millstone Quilts northeast of Richmond. What a neat shop in a Civil War era mill. The setting is out in the country by a stream - so picturesque! Very nice shop and I found things I needed ;) The friendly staff and customers were telling us about other shops where we needed to stop!
Second stop was Cottonwood, a quilt shop in Charlottesville, VA. Nice shop and friendly people. I found some fabric that we both decided I really needed ;) A pleasant clerk also told us to eat at Bodo's. Great bagel sandwiches - we'd definitely go back!
After lunch, we decided to find a motel which was quite a feat today - I think we tried 5 before we found a vacancy. Glad we didn't wait until 5 PM! University of Virginia is hosting and playing in the NCAA Super Regional Baseball Tournament so this city is full!
We went to Monticello and got tickets for a morning tour tomorrow. While the storm passed through, we saw the movie and the museum this afternoon .
It took a while to find some dinner tonight since a number of places were still without electricity due to the storm.