Good morning, people of the internet. It’s Monday, and I’m TIRED. Today is the big eclipse, and I have every intention of taking advantage of the midday darkness by napping like a boss. No shame in my preggo game.
Last week Ken and I went out into the world for our final hoorah before our mini arrives, and I’m still coming down from the vacation high. Today is his first day back at work, I’m coming into week 37, and our house is put together for the most part, so it’s becoming a bit more real that life is about to get crazy. For now though, the weather is warm, the dogs are enjoying the backyard, and I’ve still got the AC cranked #hormones. I’m so glad we were able to pause for a weekend and spend some time together, just the two of us, before we bring home our bundle of joy.
We started the weekend with a stop at Brazos Tacos in Charlottesville VA – yeah, that one, the day before the chaos – and man oh man did it hit the spot. Momma loves a street taco, and they delivered. I kept it pretty simple and just ordered the carnitas out of fear (pregnancy related, not because of the restaurant) and they were DELICIOUS. 5/5 recommend. After lunch we headed to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello for a tour. We didn’t go in with much information, but the tour was so so good. Having done a tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon as well, we both agreed that ol’ TJ did it right, and did it better. The attention to detail, innovation, and reasoning behind every architectural decision was evident and perfectly executed. We definitely want to go back in the fall to see the leaves after they’ve changed, so stay tuned 🙂
We love ourselves a scenic drive, and Shenandoah didn’t disappoint for days 2 and 3. My sweet love booked us a tour of Herbert Hoover’s Camp Rapidan while we were there, and yet again we were rocked by the amount of information we didn’t know, and walked away with. The rest of our tour was spent taking in Skyline Drive and just soaking up some quality time together – my love language, for sure. I can’t wait to go back, and since it’s so close and so perfect, we’ll definitely return.
*Bonus nugget: active duty military can get a year long pass for all the national parks for freeeeee when you show ID. There are limitations to how many people you can bring in, but for just the two of us (soon to be three), a free pass is where it’s at.
Overall, the weekend was terrific, the weather was perfect, and the company was ideal. Now that we’re home and getting back to business as usual, I’m feeling ready for life. Ready for the change in seasons, ready for our sweet baby boy to arrive, and ready to start life as a family of three – plus three sweet pups.
Happy Monday, internet friends