Strawberries galore in gorgeous Virginia!

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The gentle rolling hills of Virginia
I had wanted to check out the Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadow State Park in Delaplane for a couple years, so finally, my last May on the East Coast, my husband and I took my mom out to Fauquier County for the day. I grew up in a county near here so being back in Virginia really did my heart good. The drive down I-66 and Route 55 made my heart feel warm. I mean the view alone is a stunner. Gently rolling hills, green green green everywhere you look.

Now the festival isn't much to write home about. In fact, the highlight of the festival--strawberries--are from California! Can you believe that? Vendors had lots of greasy food on hand, as well as strawberries offered six different ways, from a la mode to ice cream topped with whipped cream to shortcakes to whatever you heart desires.

We didn't bring the right shoes to hike, but maybe next time we'll spend the day hiking the trails in Sky Meadow State Park. The area is undeveloped and basically pristine. So pristine, in fact, that the park offers monthly star gazing nights. Amateur astronomers, guided by an astronomer from the Smithsonian, bring their telescopes to show attendees celestial sights.

This is what I'll miss about living on the East Coast. I feel like my heart is still in Virginia at times, and hopefully one day I'll come back and make my home in the gentle Virginia hills. Once a Virginian, always a Virginian.
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The gentle rolling hills of Virgin…
The gentle rolling hills of Virgi…
Blue sky against the green backgro…
Blue sky against the green backgr…
See the Blue Ridge Mountains in th…
See the Blue Ridge Mountains in t…
Virginia wildflower
Virginia wildflower
Chillin
Chillin'
How Id love to have an old farmho…
How I'd love to have an old farmh…
Hayrides
Hayrides
With my mom
With my mom
With my mom and husband
With my mom and husband
People enjoying the Strawberry Fes…
People enjoying the Strawberry Fe…
Mount Bleak house chimney.
Mount Bleak house chimney.
Mount Bleak house
Mount Bleak house
Plastic...yum!
Plastic...yum!
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