Sunshine!!! and Lexington
Lexington Travel Blog› entry 26 of 124 › view all entries
When we got up this morning the sun was shining into the room from the crack between the drapes. Hard to believe after so many days of clouds, rain and snow. Maybe its the good wishes that everyone has been sending us that made the weather change! :)
We are a little behind our plan, but look to see what is realistic for today. We should be into Lexington before noon and then Chase City in another hour or two. Not much chance we'll make it to Williamsburg.
So we get on the road late again after having a super nice breakfast at the hotel. A meat, egg, cheese quiche, yogurt, sweet roll and juice.
With the sun out it is enjoyable to take the slighlty slower back roads that will lead us south through the mountains to Lexington and then to Chase City.
We made a stop in Lexington, Virginia to take pictures of the beautiful old homes, including the home of Stonewall Jackson at 8 East Washington Street. Close by is the Visitor’s Center so we walked a block or two and got several pictures. Lexington, although very small in population is home to VMI (Virginia Military Institute) and W&L (Washington and Lee University) and several of the large well restored homes are now Fraternity Houses as evidenced by the Greek letters over the doors.
We got pictures of the outside of Stonewall Jackson’s home and garden but decided that the $8.00 charge per person (senior rate) was more than we wanted to pay for their guided tour. Besides, no pictures were allowed. I hate that.