"The charm of a woodland road lies not only in its beauty but in anticipation. Around each bend may be a discovery, an adventure." Dale Rex Coman
Have you ever been surprised by what you found on a road trip?
Last week, I took my mom up to Virginia to see her sister, who lives in a tiny town about an hour from Richmond. I did not stay at the house with them—they needed their sister time, and I needed wifi. So, after sharing some hugs and some gifts we had brought with us, I left the sisters to themselves and drove to the neighboring town of Farmville.
I didn’t know much about Farmville, Virginia, beyond what my aunt had told me and what I had seen online. But the town thoroughly charmed me.
It’s a historic town in many ways, and it sits on the Appomattox River. Nearby were the last battles of the Civil War, including the Battle of Appomattox and the Battle of High Bridge, as well as the first struggles for Civil Rights led by teenagers.
High Bridge Trail, a railroad line that was converted to hiking and biking trail that runs over the Appomattox, is located in Farmville.
Farmville is the home of Green Front Furniture, a conglomeration of historic warehouses throughout downtown that are filled with high-end furnishings and home décor—800,000 square feet worth.
In downtown Farmville and the surrounding area, I found lots of opportunities to capture beauty in nature and the arts. I'll leave you with this one, my favorite.
Your turn: Have you ever been surprised (in a good way!) by what you found on a road trip? I'd love to know. Leave me a comment below.
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