Well our detour east to Charlottesville allowed me to do something that I have always wanted to do and that is visit Monticello and see everything I could about Jefferson and his architectural experiments as well as his gardening experiments. When we arrived Saturday it was 90 degrees and humid. But we set up the RV in a very wooded spot at a KOA, hurried to the MICHIE TAVERN and ate at a colonial style food buffet. OMG, it was fantastic. I did not eat meat but cheated in that the green beans and black eyed peas were seasoned with ham. The stewed tomatoes were also incredible and Russ says the fried chicken was incredible. Then to Monticello.
If you have never been or were here 20 years ago you would not recognize the place. You drive into the most beautiful visitor center, with museum and movies and shops and restaurant. Those photos will be on the next blog.
Then we took a bus up the hill and were in a heaven spot. I got to most of the slave tour, most of the garden tour and then raced to catch Russ for the House tour. All in heat and humidity. There are many things to add and stories to tell and I will do all kinds of historical information in a separate blog. So if you are not interested in the history, skip the next blogs that say Jefferson.
We are now sitting at Whole Foods, sipping coffee and having Shadow enjoy being with us in the shade. We have book marked doppler radar site for weather as we again attempt to head west across Tornado Alley. Need my sister, Karole, the news anchor in Idaho Falls to have her weather people check out the next 10 days as we go to Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City.