Could you ask for more beautiful views!
The drive up Montalto, Monticello’s big brother mountain, was incredible. Sunrise, misty fog and all!
Even a lone bagpiper playing a soundtrack for the morning!
There were a bunch more bagpipers over the crest of the hill, but we found the lone guy warming up funny.
See Monticello? The white house in the middle of the hill below? To the right below a row of bushy trees are Jefferson’s gardens and vineyards!
And on the other side of the mountain, the beautiful city of Charlottesville, framed by mountains. I love living here so much!
We arrived early – thankful for dry skies, moderately cool temps and daylight savings long behind us.
All set up
We thought we were brilliant to put honey in a soap pump for easy dispensing. But for some reason the honey would NOT come out!!!!!!!! We couldn’t figure it out.
Neither could the bears.
Today’s menu included Whole Wheat Cinnamon Chip – the crowd pleaser
But the High Five with flax, millet and oat bran was a big hit as well!
We had about an hour to kill before the first runners arrived, so we had breakfast. I can always count on a great breakfast on these race days! So glad we serve a product that I love.
Jars of peanut butter follow me everywhere I go
I smashed half a banana into some High Five and topped that with PB + honey.
And brought peppermint tea from home
On these slicing days I usually start with a substantial breakfast – like this one – and then I have 1-2 bite-size tastes as a snack as we’re wrapping up. The Cinnamon Chip was delicious as usual!
The race was a 5K straight up the mountain!! It looked tough!
Slicing today was great. SOOOOO much better than the marathon, which was a madhouse. People today were so much more talkative (understandably!) and it was a much different crowd. We had a great time!
The Fire dept. beat the Police dept. in some kind of team challenge!
And the bagpipers loved our bread : )
Lots of honey was consumed
After we packed up our car to head home, we decided to stop to walk on the Monticello Trail since we were in the neighborhood. We walked for about 40 minutes – always talking and planning things!
We’re taking care of some bakery things this afternoon and have a nice dinner planned to relax a bit. Hoping to take tomorrow off to relax a little too – we’ve done about all we can do at the bakery until our floors are sealed and waxed on Monday.