We had another full day of driving through Virginia, after stopping in Roanoke for the night, before heading into West Virginia, where our nephew’s wedding took place. We drove a different route this time, getting off the Blue Ridge Pathway, to see other sights and views of Virginia. It was all very green and lush and very beautiful.
Our first stop was yet another gorgeous waterfall.
Sadly, the history board was riddled with bullet holes. I just don’t understand why people feel the need to destroy things so much.
As expected, we saw many more beautiful things along the way into West Virginia, as well as more historic sites. As you all know, I LOVE history.
Apparently, there is a fairly large Amish community in Virginia as well. We did see some Amish people, though not many, but this sign was an indicator that they definitely have a large presence.
We were going to stop here for lunch, but it was a very big, heavy lunch, that we just weren’t ready for. We are trying to eat lighter. So even though we did not stop in for lunch, we still walked the grounds.
A tobacco barn. Up until fairly recently, tobacco was one of the main cash crops for the state of Virginia.
This mill was also the general store. It was filled with unique items that are found in the area., including a whole bunch of Virginia wines.
Virginia ranks #5 in the US for wine production.
And of course there were so many gorgeous and colorful flowers. The irises were blooming beautifully everywhere we went. I love irises. They always make me think of my mother since they were her favorite flowers.
Love was all around, which was perfect since we were en route to a wedding.
Stay tuned. Next stop, West Virginia.