May 28, 2013

Road Trip Through Virginia!


This weekend I went down to Washington D.C. to visit my friend Paige for Memorial Day weekend, and we had so much fun! I caught up with old friends, celebrated a birthday, said bye to other friends who are moving away (to Thailand!), and ate all the delicious food!

Since I was there for three whole days, on Sunday we decided to take a little road trip into Virginia, for the Delaplane Strawberry Festival. 

It was a clear, gorgeous day, and everything was so green! 


On the way to Delaplane we noticed a few food trucks and tiny farmer's market by the side of the road and stopped to get some lunch: a delicious build-your-own lobster roll! 





Then we were back on our way, through beautiful Middleburg. 




The festival itself was just so picture perfect, with a little train, a red and white tent, and so many strawberries!











Pretty peonies!


After buying some strawberries, we went to this quaint white barn where they were selling strawberry shortcake with ice cream and whipped cream! Yum! 




We got some and went to enjoy it on a grassy hill. 


These three brothers eating rocket pops, in their matching red white and blue hats, were adorable.



We saw homemade kettlecorn made from scratch, 



in a big kettle corn vat! 



There was even a peanut roaster!


On our way to the petting zoo, we saw the cutest, fluffiest 13-week-old German Shepard puppy!



Then we saw some cows and chickens. 


Triplets! 



Waffle the cow! 



Pony rides and tractor rides!



Beautiful old barn.




Paige and me! 






Nothin' Fancy, the Bluegrass band!




After the Strawberry Festival we headed back toward Middleburg, stopping at a county fair on the way, 



where we tried on awesome hats,



and bought some vintage bangles. 


We stopping in Middleburg for a little shop-seeing and dinner.



We went antiquing, 



and to the Fun Shop, 




and to Home Farm, 




where we bought delicious shortbread to have with our fresh strawberries at home later.

  



I even bought myself a fancy mint hat for the Belmont next month!


After a long day of walking around we stopped at the Red Horse Tavern for delicious southern BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, and a glass of wine. 



Hats and wine, the perfect end to a perfect day! 

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