Monday, September 25, 2006

Rumblings around the house

While C and I were at the spa, there was a lot of digging around the house. I had some landscaping done. I hope everybody likes the results. I love them.

Hardscape materials piled up on the drive.

The guys in back, hard at work. They moved an entire hillside by hand using nothing but shovels and wheelbarrows.

The front yard afterwards.

The sideyard, afterwards. The bushes will grow up and hide the utilities.

There are more pictures HERE

Another Birthday Trip

C's Birthday is almost exactly a month after mine. This time, I took him to Keswick Hall. It's a wonderful manor house that has been converted into a spa and hotel. Nearby, are multimillion dollar estates. Sissie Spacek and Robert Duvall have houses in the area. A nearby horse farm is up for grabs at a measly 15 million dollars. The area is near Charlottesville, VA and is so serene. To the east, there are rolling hills and manicured horse farms. To the west, are the foothills of the Shenandoahs.

Keswick Hall from the foot of the drive.

The rolling hills of Virginia. This is a view from the patio area.

A view of the infinity pool.

The place is gorgeous and the service is impeccable. We had a wonderful dinner. The next day, we went to the spa for massages.