Some weekends go by so fast, and others seem to drag on – not in a bad way but in a “was that really just two days ago way!?” This weekend felt loooong!
That might be because we had a date night out on Thursday. Back up Jefferson’s little mountain to a reception for those who give to Monticello every year (we donate bread to the Montalto race). We arrived a little late for food due to babysitter scheduling, but we made it just in time for a tour of the second and third floors of Monticello. The team there just finished a massive renovation and restoration of the upper floors, and this was our first time upstairs.
Photography is only allowed in the dome room, which includes this sweet hideaway in the attic where Jefferson’s granddaughters used to play. I love how they recreated it!
After the tour and listening to a talk to the group about how the restoration was completed, we headed back into Cville for dinner. We had planned to go to the Tavola bar, but we happened to snag an actual table in the hard-to-get-one restaurant.
Burrata cheese is a must! We shared a pork entree and a side of cauliflower as well. Plus vino!
Friday breakfast was pancakes smothered in peanut butter!
This is my new favorite kind from Whole Foods. I’m not a huge peanut butter person – I prefer almond or sunflower in general – but this stuff has me hooked!
Friday lunch of leftovers – Mexican style!
And fun times at the library that afternoon –
Friday night we went to the annual Nest Realty County Fair! The fair is free to attend, but you must be a Nest client to get tickets. We love our realtor Karen Ball!
This photo was taken by my friend Bud Branch, who is a phenomenal photographer!
Nest had jumpy things and facepainting for the kids and bluegrass music.
Plus lots of drinks and BBQ Exchange for dinner.
Saturday morning we walked to the market after breakfast.
For lunch Matt took Mazen out for pizza while I got the chance to explore the newly renovated Coca-Cola building.
Next stop was Timbercreek Market!! This place is awesome – a little cafe with sandwiches and sides plus cheese from Flora, Timbercreek and Rock Barn meats, lots of local speciality foods, wine and some produce.
I picked up some manchego cheese and a sandwich and then walked over to the Juice Laundry’s new shop for something green!
In addition to their juices, you can get smoothies and bowls – I can’t wait to go back for those!!
My ham, tallegio and apple sandwich was excellent! (Saved 1/3 for later!)
Saturday night we went to a party that I’ll be sharing more about later this week!
Sunday morning breakfast – eggs // toast // apple.
Hope y’all had a great weekend!