Almost heaven, West Virginia,
Blue ridge mountain, Shenandoah river,
Life is old there, older than the trees,
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze
Country roads, take me home
- John Denver
Tonight we are in West Virginia and today we traveled country roads most of the day - just the way we like!
Let me back up a bit. After we left our son and his family, we went to Charlottesville, VA to visit a good friend. Y is doing well and we enjoyed catching up. We enjoyed dinner at Bella's! Everything is served family style and the servings are huge. We had garlic bread, g( grilled romaine lettuce salad), salad ragu bolognese, and t
We also spent some time shopping in the Historic Downtown Mall. I found a great yarn shop, The Needle Lady. I restrained myself and didn't buy any yarn!
Yesterday we drove to Durham to visit the rest of Y's family - A, J, K, and L. This family is separated geographically due to work right now and we pray that will change one day soon. We had a great visit but it is never long enough. We are hoping that next time we can see them all together on a weekend rather than a school night.
While getting caught up on things, we ate at Chai's Noodle Bar and Bistro. It was another amazing meal. I had Thai noodle salad with chicken. I really wish I could duplicate it! After dinner, J was really hungry for Krispy Kremes so she and Ray picked up some on their way back to the house. Warm doughnuts are so good!!!
We found a new place to stay while in Durham - another airbnb.com rental. This place is in the country, just outside of the city. Our apartment was above the garage. We loved being in the country and did not have enough time to explore the whole place so we have to go back!
The trees are changing and we have enjoyed some beautiful days this week. As much as we'd love to drive country roads tomorrow, we have to compromise because we need to arrive in Champaign, Illinois sometime Sunday afternoon. So I think we are going to drive a different route and try to avoid cities.