Category United States

Montpelier Estate, Virginia

Montpelier is the sprawling plantation estate of our fourth president, James Madison. Without time to enjoy the house tour, we ambled through the garden and around the grounds. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

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Orange, Virginia

Orange, Virginia seems a great example of small-town America. We stopped here en route across the US to look around and get some snapshots for a friend of Susanne’s that shares her last name with this quaint little town.

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Picker’s Supply, Fredericksburg, VA

Picker’s Supply is a musical instrument and instruction center in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. Susanne was diverted by the pretty green guitar in the window and mentioned to me she was thinking about ‘picking’ up (sorry!) an instrument, so we decided…

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Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia

Before starting out across Virginia state, Susanne and I stopped in Fredericksburg’s quaint downtown area to grab an espresso and take a peek at the local shops. This is a friendly little town with lots of personality. Susanne told me…

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Cross Country Road Trip: Day One

Today I embark on a cross country road trip. From Washington DC straight across the middle of the US to the San Francisco Bay. I’ve just flown into Washington DC and met up with my dear friend Susanne. Tomorrow we…

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Hope Valley, California

Hope Valley, approximately 35 minutes south of Lake Tahoe, is a beautiful gem tucked in the Sierra Mountains. This is the first time I have gone snowshoeing, which is great fun. The quiet brisk air and the vibrance of the…

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