Yep, four weeks!
One weekend, I was in Philadelphia. The other two weekends were just too darn hot.
Fortunately, things cooled down. Of course, it is Summer, so that cooling didn't last for long.
The good news is, we did manage to get a ride in on Saturday. It was sticky, but tolerable. Unlike Sunday. But I'm getting ahead of myself...
I even made Hubby take a picture of me before we set off. You know, before helmet head.
That's my special "look where I am pose," which I have perfected with one of my friends who has become a regular travel companion.
And, look, there I am at our first stop. It was not a planned stop. What you can't see behind me is the forest road that I did not realize was closed to motorized vehicles.
On Google maps it looks like a road. It even has a name... Berry Hollow Road.
Now, I'd used the DeLORME Virginia Gazetteer, to plan the route, too. But I missed the thin, little, black bar across the road. Which I saw after we got home. At least now I know to look for those bars when in doubt about any roads...
There's Hubby, checking out the map.
And, look, here I am again. Three pics in one post.
That huge rock was saying "climb on me" so loudly that I just couldn't resist.
It was actually a pleasant break. I'd packed some water, so we had a drink and cooled off a bit.
We were both pretty hungry and didn't hang out too long.
We back-tracked a bit then went on our way. The next stop, planned this time, was Griffin Tavern & Restaurant in Flint Hill, Virginia.
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I'd seen the place before. It looked pretty cute. I even remembered hearing someone (no idea who) say once that they have good burgers.
|Porch at Griffin Tavern & Restaurant|
By that point, we were both pretty hungry. So hungry, that I forgot to take a picture of my food to share with y'all. Which is a shame. It was fabulous. Grilled Flank Steak and provolone cheese with sauteed chunks of onions and mushrooms, served on Ciabatta. With awesome hand-cut, expertly prepared french fries.
|Hubby's Fish & Chips|
Hubby opted for fish and chips, which he was also quite happy with.
Even the iced tea was really good.
We're both ready to go back.
|Flags at Griffin Tavern|
If only it were a bit closer to home.
I'd like to return when it's a bit cooler so we can enjoy lunch on that lovely porch.
I don't think that will be a problem. Especially since it sits virtually at the foot of one of my favorite roads... Crest Hill Road.
I even managed to figure out how to get my helmet cam to take pictures instead of videos. Now I just need to get the angle adjusted properly so you don't see quite so much of my windshield.
I have a question. Please answer honestly. Is that slide show too long? It's hard to whittle the pics down. I only shared about 10% of them, and I only did that because they show how varied the scenery can be.
One more question... Would you prefer the slide show without music? To me, the show seems interminably long without the music.
I'd love to hear your honest opinion. Thanks. :-)