On Saturday, we attended the Black Dog Americana Music Festival held in a meadow venue just down the road from Chateau Morrisette Winery in the mountains of Virginia. They host many such events all year round.
I dressed for the sunny day in a sheer white Portofino shirt from Express over a white tank top and lightweight white jeans from Chico’s. The straw hat is also from Chico’s. The shoes are by 1 State via Dillard’s.
Along the way, we often stop to snap photos of interesting spots.
These ladies were having so much fun together.
Mr. Mickey got a chuckle out of his accessory for the day.
After a couple of hours of puppies, people-watching, and great music, we decided we had had enough sunshine for one day. We learned that Foggy Ridge Cider was just a few miles down the Blue Ridge Parkway, so we were off on a side trip.
This award-winning hard cider is made from a large variety of apples grown right there in their orchards.
White quartz jutting out of the ground was common here. It was used to create many structures along the way.
I wonder if my Home Owner’s Association would mind if I added a few alpacas to my back yard?
We returned to the Chateau just in time for our dinner reservations. I slipped into a pair of Antonio Melani Ferrah sandals to look a bit more appropriate during dinner.
The Chateau has a new chef named Jon Papa. He has traveled the world perfecting his craft, and it was evident in every delectable course from the ever-changing menu.
Visiting with these women was such a treat! Annette Tarpley is the dark-haired lady in the center. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a jewelry designer for fun. She so generously gave me this stunning bracelet as a memento of our delightful encounter.
We are on a mission to experience every exciting thing there is to do within a two hundred mile radius of our homes. Later this week, I will share more photos from our peaceful weekend away.