Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall in Virginia

Sometimes I can't believe that we (my family) and I have the chance to travel around the U.S. imersed in the wonderful beef cattle industry. After a couple weeks of traveling - it might not look so fun. It does - I am just tired. 

Drew and I have been in Virginia doing some photography and videography work for one of our DP clients and their upcoming sale. The area of Virginia that she lives in is beautiful this time of year. Fall also means apple picking time, and there are tons in Virginia. Back on one of my High Five for Friday Posts I talked about Showalters. We made a trip back for more apples. 

It is a pretty small community where we stay at, which means not a lot of eating choices. We decided to try out the Southern Kitchen. It has been a staple in the community for quite sometime, and their Peanut Soup was voted by U.S. Today one of the Top 25 recipes in 2005. I tried the soup out of curiousity, and it tastes just like peanuts.

Peanuts aside - they are known for their fried chicken. Our waitress told us about Lloyd's famous fried chicken, and we felt compelled to try. And let me tell you - it did not disappoint. The skin was so crispy. It was a huge meal of delicious, mouthwatering fried chicken. Forreal. The cole slaw was pretty rocking to.

I also found this crossword puzzle very fun.

The hotel we stay at has two things going for it. This complimentary apple cider, which is warm in the fall/winter is delicious. I discovered it last year upon arrival. You are suppose to drink it in that very small cup you see there, but I get a coffee cup and enjoy! You can buy it in the Johnny Appleseed Restaurant which ajoins. So I did.

 Speaking of the Johnny Applessed, check out these little guys. Apple fritters that come with your meal, but you can also buy some and take them back to your room. With apple cider. Picture off calories...
All these apples, cider, leaves, and pumpkins made me so excited for fall! We even picked up some pumpkins today! What are your favorite things about fall?

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