As a resident of a big city, a travel lover, and a girl lucky enough to have a job that takes me all over the country, you can imagine how much I adore visiting other big cities. It’s magical to see how other cultures and places similar to my own operate. But, sometimes, it’s the small towns that draw even more wonder. While most people might scoff at having to venture to a rural town, I like the adventure. Usually those types of trips involve driving, and what better way to explore our country.
Recently I had a visit to Harrisonburg, Virginia. Now I’ve been to Virginia before, several times actually, but this time I got to drive through the Shenandoah Valley and see the beautiful countryside. It was exactly what I would have pictured the farmlands of Virginia to be. Rolling hills, cows in the pasture, big farmhouses. So picturesque and quaint, and so beautiful. Like I said, sometimes a drive is the best way to see this beautiful country of ours. It’s a whole new perspective than the one you have flying through the clouds.
Back to that being from the city thing, I think that makes small towns even more charming to me. I grew up in one, and probably thought that was less than charming back then. But now I enjoy it. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city every once and a while is really nice. And sometimes just good medicine for the soul!
It only seemed fitting that this visit yielded some chillier weather. I don’t know why, but fall like temps is what I guess I picture for Virginia. While I love the HOT, HOT, HOT weather we have been having in Chicago, I was okay having a couple days with a chill, getting to wear some of my fall favorites. Who doesn’t love an oversize sweater that makes you oh so cozy. I think I could have a closet full and not have enough. This particular one is super soft, and light weight. The perfect sweater to pack, as I knew it wouldn’t add bulk, or weight, to my luggage, and would be enough to keep me warm, but not too hot. Paired with skinny jeans (that I frayed the hem of myself! Clap clap clap!), a polished shoe, an on trend hat and my favorite little satchel, I was good to go and ready to explore this cute little town. (P.S. If you are in the area and looking for a place to eat, I highly recommend Billy Jacks. It’s right downtown, and is a great local watering hole. With really good food!)
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