Sunday, November 28, 2010

From Connecticut to Virginia...

Day three took us from Connecticut, into New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and finally Virginia.

The late afternoon sky in Pennsylvania was very nice and of course when in Pennsylvania, you see cows and lots of farms.

Our destination was Winchester, Virginia which was just across the VA border. We found a great hotel, The George Washington, on Piccadilly Street. We got the Room Saver rate of $72 a night and what a deal that was. We would highly recommend this hotel which is located in downtown Winchester in the historic district.

The lobby was nicely decorated for Christmas and we enjoyed an evening drink in the lobby bar.

This is a mail box near the lobby. On each floor near the elevator you can drop your mail in the chute and it will come down the tube to this box in the lobby. Quite an interesting idea.

Paul and I enjoyed a day off from driving here in this nice, quaint town. While he went to visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, I took a few hours to walk about the historic district near our hotel.

The dogwood berries, the state flower, are in full bloom.

This is a Christmas tree on the pedestrian mall. At night the old cobblestone street was lit up with Christmas lights.
One of the shop windows had a very nice display. This was a tree made of large coffee cans stacked, with lights wrapped around and decorations stuck on. Under this tree there were packages wrapped in newsprint and paper decorated with crayon drawings from children. There were also cone-filled window baskets.

I thought this antique shop was quite interesting with its ceiling decorated with open umbrellas.

And this photo is for my sister. This shop had the Christmas Spode dishes, like my sister's, but it also had a set with a crimson band which I had not seen before.

Paul also made a visit to this Civil War Museum located in an old courthouse building.

Paul and I both felt that Winchester was a travel treasure for us, as we really enjoyed our time here.


  1. I feel like I am on an virtual journey...Its great. I get to see the scenery and it doens't cost me a cent!

  2. Looks like you found a gem of a hotel to stay in. The town looks so inviting. I love the stores that you found. Ro would have had a hard time passing up those dishes.

  3. It looks like a lovely place. You were in an antique shop? I thought you reallllllly didn't like antique shops??

  4. Honestly, $72? It looks like a gorgeous spot to spend a couple of nights. That was great luck for sure.