I just returned from a short business trip to the mountains. I had to attend a meeting with some ER doctors at a resort in the mountains outside of Charlottesville, VA. The resort is Wintergreen and it is a ski resort in winter and a mountain retreat in summer. It’s a tough job sometimes, but somebody has to do it!
My contribution to these meetings was to instruct the docs how to perform certain exams in the ER using ultrasound. We had live models and spent the afternoons doing hands on scanning.
Yesterday morning I was free so I scooted back down the mountain to check out an antique mall that I had passed on my drive in the day before.
The little sign by the side of the road that said "Antique Mall 1.3 miles" took me down a windy little sideroad to a tiny, tiny town called Greenwood.
There I stopped in at the Greenwood Country Store.
We are about 20 miles west of Charlottesville in the rolling hills of Virginia, near Monticello. If you don’t know about Charlottesville, it is SUCH a lovely place but it is very crunchy granola and birkenstock. Note the Saab and Prius parked outside the country store. (ok, the Prius belongs to me, but I travel for a living and I can go 500 miles on one tank of gas!)
The Country Store was a lovely little antique shop and I did find a few baubles and treasures.
Across the street was the cutest little Post Office.
Charlottesville and the hills of Virginia are just a gorgeous area. Full of rolling hills, old barns, funky roadside stops and gorgeous plantations. Yes, those granola crunchers have a lot of $$$$$$$$!
Here is the typical homestead as you zip along Rt 250 towards the resort.
Beautiful historic home. See the mountain views, ahhhhhhh.