The parentals rolled into town so we packed up the family wagon and the Oscar and went on a little roadtrip. If we had gone two weeks earlier, I bet the leaf-changing would have been something to behold. But it was still good, and once again, I left my heart in Loudoun County.
For those who live nearby, we drove to Middleburg, then through Snickersville, Purcellville and Hillsboro before arriving in our destination, Harper's Ferry. I was the driver so I didn't get to take any passenger seat photos (maybe next time) but the scenery was dreamy. For me, the journey was the best part: winding country roads, authentic scarecrows, rolling green hills and family-owned farms.
Harper's Ferry was OK, but your experience will definitely be improved if you stop for lunch at the Canal House Cafe & Creamery where you will eat too much buttermilk chocolate cake paired with homemade organic lemon ice cream and not think twice about it.
I love fall even more when family is here.