Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekend Wrap-up

We continued our tradition of going out of town for a relaxing weekend on the same weekend as Daylight Savings Time, because apparently we have not learned that staying in a Bed and Breakfast when you spring ahead is one hour less cost effective than a normal weekend.

Our original plan was to head to Waynesboro, VA (correctly guessed by Kathy last Friday) and then do some hiking on the Appalachian Trail. The 15 inches of snow in and around town changed our plans just a bit. After a stop at the Pollak Winery on Friday afternoon, we checked into the Belle Hearth B&B (complete with 2 inn cats), and had an excellent dinner at the Green Leaf Grill in town.

On Saturday, we parked near the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and hiked up the road itself, since the trails were invisible under the snow. We went two miles up and two back down, although it felt more like six miles with the wet, melting snow underfoot. We followed the hike up with trips to Afton Mountain Winery (forgettable and expensive), Cardinal Point Winery (decent and laid back), Veritas (so filled to the brim with swell-dressed UVa weekenders in buses that we immediately left), and Flying Fox Winery (also decent). None of Saturday's wines compared with Pollak, though.

We tried to hit a Greek restaurant for dinner, but after wandering around town (on foot) for several blocks and not discovering the location it had moved to, we ended up back at Green Leaf for a second delicious dinner. This is definitely the place to eat for all of your Waynesboro vacations. The breakfast portions of the B&B were also great, and almost too filling. Overall, a definite thumbs up!

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