Sunday, September 16, 2012

A day in Charlottesville

Yesterday was quite the adventure!

Mr. PT and I hopped in the car (once again) and drove north to Charlottesville for the day.  We met my sister at Monticello for their annual Harvest Festival.  We got to sample some pretty amazing pork, goat cheese, and lavender lemonade.  We also got to tour the grounds of Jefferson's amazing estate!  If you are in the area next summer, you should definitely check it out!

After we had our fill of the festival, we headed towards UVA campus and stumbled on a unique place to eat!  Boylan Heights, a college bar/amazing restaurant, is known for it's decadent burgers made from local, organic beef or turkey.  They also have a fantastic beer menu sporting local brews.  I enjoyed an out-of-this-world veggie burger made with quinoa, zucchini, and peppers.  

 I topped it with goat cheese, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, and grilled onions.  It was deliciously paired with lightly dressed cole slaw!

My sister enjoyed a chicken sandwich with the always satisfying sweet potato fries!

Fun times in Virginia for us!  Not so much for the football fans!

Combine with a pre-travel workout.  Going somewhere for the day and unable to get a workout in?  Get 20 minutes of cardio in with a run before you hit the road.  You'll have more energy for the day!

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