Thursday, January 24, 2008

Saturday Scenic Drive

A few weeks ago I went to a book fair with a friend. While there, I found a book called - "Country Roads: Driving Tours of Rockbridge County." It has 18 self-guided driving tours around Lexington. Last Saturday, we decided to take a drive using the book. It was more fun than I imagined. It was nice to enjoy the area we lived and find some small treasures along the way.

As we were driving we found a swinging foot bridge (noted in the book). It was pretty random and I'm not sure the purpose but we had fun discovering it. Chuck took Leland all the way across and back. I managed to go a short distance with Lucy in my arms but soon lost my nerve (Chuck made it swing more than it really should) and turned back around.
We continued on our drive through Goshen Pass and found a picnic area with easy access to the river. We stayed here for a while enjoying the calm river and letting the girls play. Leland enjoyed throwing rocks in the water and walking on the rocks through the water with Dad (notice how clear the water is in the picture. Their reflection looked like a mirror). Lucy enjoyed 'eating' the rocks.

We had a nice drive and saw many historic churches, an old mill, very old cemeteries and historic homes along the way. Chuck's article for the Law News - The Roaming Roan is about this drive. He will soon post more about it on his blog with more pictures.


  1. That was a much more inticing post then the snow one! Mike has decided that we are going to live in No. Carolina. HE feels that will be best.

  2. so fun! The weather doesn't look to bad. I miss you guys so much. I love lucy's little cowlick in the front!

  3. I have decided that Leland looks like a celebrity with paparazzi chasing her with her having her sunglasses on all the time! I love it!

  4. So fun! We are going to have to try some of those tours.