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{Small Town, USA}

My husband and I just got back from a long weekend in the great state of Virginia.  The occasion was to attend the wedding of one of my good friends from college (more on that amazing wedding later)…but we figured we’d make a little mini-vacation out of it as well.

We made no plans…just decided we’d figure it out when we got there.  So we rented a convertible and took off to the small town of Culpeper, Virginia…just an hour outside of Washington, D.C.

What we found was a beautiful, quaint small town filled with history, art and southern hospitality.  We stayed at the modern and chic, Suites at 249…just steps away from great shopping and dining  with the best Keylime Pie and Blueberry Scones I have ever tasted.

Saturday morning we woke up to a little farmer’s market right across the street from our 6 room hotel.  Farm fresh eggs, fresh bread and bouquets of Peonies hand picked from the garden.  There I met Amy (pictured below with her husband) who was selling her awesome homemade cinnamon rolls.  She says they’re so good, because she grinds the wheat herself and they makes the dough immediately following…wow!  She was the sweetest lady, just like everyone we met in this little town.

We also enjoyed visiting several historical sites, vineyards and even a moonshine distillery that had been in operation for 100 years (some times legal, some times not according to Farmer Joe, who gave us the tour around his barn.)

I definitely fell in love with this adorable, little town and the beautiful Virginia countryside.