Hello Everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Our weather cleared up for Memorial Day and we had a nice day out.
We started the day with a visit to Handley High School where the Rotary Club displayed about 1000 flags. The flags could be purchased to honor individuals who served and their names were placed on the flags and the war they served in.
That’s the high school in the back with the large flag on the front. It was a very moving experience.
Since Winchester is a small city, a lot of the downtown restaurants and shops were closed for Memorial Day. We did find a restaurant open in another part of town and had lunch. From there, we drove through Front Royal to the east side of the mountains to a brewery/winery where we spent a very pleasant afternoon.
This is Shotwell Run Brewing Co and Blue Quartz Winery. They share the same tasting room so you can have either craft beer or wine. We chose beer that afternoon and it tasted refreshing as the day warmed up.
This was our afternoon view. The seating area overlooked the vineyards.
You could also see Old Rag Mountain in the distance. It doesn’t look quite as rugged with the trees in leaf as it did in the winter time when we were riding through the valley.
This is the view from the front of the building and parking lot. In my opinion, the prettier view.
You know the place is alright when it has a barn quilt on the outside.
But look what was on the inside! Beautiful antique quilts!
We enjoyed sitting there, listening to a singer for most of the afternoon. It never got too crowded, which was nice. The brewery is about an hour from our house through beautiful countryside. Now I’ve seen that valley in the winter, spring and summer. We’ll have to make the trip in the fall to see all the seasons, although I’m sure we’ll be back before then!
Thanks for stopping by for our day trip.