Friday, October 17, 2008

Montpelier Restoration Celebration

We live in Central Virginia so we're only about 45 minutes to James and Dolley Madison's home called Montpelier in Orange County. What I love most about the place is the Old-Growth Forest, but this particular trip was on the day of reopening to the public after a major restoration process.

The beauty of the area and the idyllic setting takes your breath away, so while the others stayed on the grounds around the mansion to listen to the speakers, I wandered through the gardens and briefly into the woods. I knew if I were to go very far, I'd forget to head back for when everybody would be ready to go.

There's such a sense of something awesome to visit a place that has had such historical significance. I always think the trees would have stores to tell that would take our breath away. View photo album.

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