A That’s My World Tuesday Post and only a one tank trip from Lancaster,Ohio
Recently, Linda and I along with my sister Sara and her husband Larry went on a road trip to Charlottesville,Virginia. Let me introduce the intrepid travelers.
Even though we cut the trip short by one day because of weather we did get to visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello,James Madison’s Montpelier,James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland and Michie Tavern.. A lot of great history all very close together. We didn’t have the opportunity to visit the University of Virginia,any of the many Vineyards,or Historic Downtown Charlottesville. I will have future posts covering the above. On the way home we stopped in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia and visited the Greenbrier.
All I can say is the resort simply takes your breath away. The classic architecture and exquisite interior design is really something. “A spring of sulphur water is at the center of the resort property. It issues forth below the green dome of the white-columned springhouse that has been the symbol of The Greenbrier for generations.” Just to make things even more interesting,The Greenbrier is also the site of a massive underground bunker that was meant to serve as an emergency shelter for the United States Congress during the Cold War.(tours available).
“Twenty-six presidents have been hosted at The Greenbrier. The Presidents' Cottage Museum is a two-story building with exhibits about these visits and the history of The Greenbrier. The building is open seasonally.” We didn’t get to see this,or The Bunker maybe a return trip.
In checking the rates for the Greenbrier I found them a little rich for my taste but::: From Jan.—Mar. there are some room rates for about $60.00 per night. Though, at that time of year I wouldn’t be able to play golf at any of the four championship golf courses. There is a new casino that just opened.
Mirror reflection of Linda and I and then we had to leave ( so sad )
This is one place you won’t get bored. They even have an “off road” driving school LOL or for some of the older folks like myself:
Having lived through the “COLD WAR” I was particularly interested in “THE BUNKER” so I looked up this YouTube video made by Hastings Travel. The video gives a short overview of the entire resort plus the bunker.
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