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 bag is one I had on my shopping site earlier this year. 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 interesting 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.