We just spent a wonderful weekend with my college friends celebrating Christina & George in Virginia! I haven’t been to DC in a few years, so I was looking forward to driving outside of the city in the farmlands and oh my goodness it’s beautiful out there!
A group of us from Charleston rented the cutest house in Waterford, VA. The house was 200 years old and on a huge piece of property with a functioning farm and 9 horses. After getting in, the girls walked down to look around and the owner’s son was there and introduced us to the horses – one of them was actually Secretariat’s great great grandson!
After exploring the house and meeting the horses, we got ready and headed to the Lansdowne Resort where most people were staying for a welcome party and to see our friends! It was great to see her family we knew, meet more and relax after traveling that afternoon.
The next morning, we walked around the property seeing the horses in the pasture, exploring the original house and then getting ready to check out a local winery. The Barns at Hamilton Station was just around the corner from us so we went inside and did a wine tasting, before ordering a picnic and a few bottles to take outside and enjoy the beautiful day. With a guitarist playing the best music (even Disney songs haha), a full belly, and my best friends in a beautiful place I couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon.
Luckily, when we got back Clemson managed to beat Syracuse ensuring that the guys would have a great night, haha. We got ready for the wedding and headed to her family’s farm for the night. The house was built in 1869 and the farm has been in their family for four generations, so it was fun to learn about the location and add another memory to an already rich place!
We spent the night laughing, dancing and eating with our group of CofC friends & spouses and left with full hearts. The next morning we packed up and headed back to the airport to fly back home with our furball waiting on us.
Congratulations Christina & George and thanks for a wonderful weekend in Virginia – we’ll be back!