We decided to take a little short trip to a little town that is not too far from us. It's up near the mountains. We are lucky in that we can visit the ocean or the mountains without too much traveling. It's been rather hot and muggy and we thought it might be nice to feel a little mountain air. In less than an hour we reached the little town that reminds us of our own, but 40 years ago before all of the sprawl.
The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it. Jim Fowler
The town of Culpeper has an old town USA feel. With little quaint antique shops and stores and great little restaurants. Little is the key word for the day. Do you sometime long for a place that doesn't have big box stores and traffic? This was the perfect spot for us to enjoy a leisurely afternoon. After driving through farm land and wide open spaces we parked the car and began to explore this sweet little place.
The "Reel LOVE" sign highlights the emerging arts in Culpeper and the Virginia is for Lovers brand throughout Virginia.
The planters filled with red geraniums and lobelia were so pretty. Isn't this combination perfect? There were many lovely flowers in front of most of the shops.
After lunch we wandered in and out of a few of the antique shops. There were so many lovely items to tempt.
I can't believe I didn't bring home this child's plate!
We really wanted to have tea at Miss Minerva's but she was closed for the day. We've been here before and enjoyed her lovely tearoom.
We enjoyed our little getaway so much. I hope you have the chance to seize a few moments to enjoy short little trips. This little poster was in one of the shops and I think it says so much!