We spent the weekend in what I consider one of the most beautiful places in America.
Miles and miles of mountains, Christmas tree farms, rushing river and the Virginia Creeper Trail.
My first visit to this area was 2-years ago when we stayed in Abingdon and rode the trail during the Spring.
Having enjoyed it so much, we decided to make Whitetop our destination for this year's annual Summer camping trip with our friends Katie and Josh, and Aaron and Craig.
After doing some research, and a request by Brad that it NOT be hot where we camped, I decided on the VA Creeper Trail Campground.
The reviews seemed to be good and it's at the very tippy top of the mountain, literally right across the street from the trail head.
It's a local Christmas tree farmer who has converted part of his land into a campground.
It was more scenic than I ever imagined.
This was the view from the front of our camper.
We all took a 1/2 day at work and made the trek up the mountain on Friday.
A little harder with our camper because the campground sits at 3500-feet.
It didn't take us girls long to break out the wine and cheese.
And, get ready for dinner.
Don't think for a second that I left my travel Vinturi at home.
It came in pretty handy!
We made everything festive and fun and got ready for our annual fish fry!
All while taking in the view.
Has anyone else played this game?
I'm not a huge fan of games, but this grew on me.
The next morning we got up and ready to hit the Creeper trail!
Except that it literally rained all morning long.
We tried waiting it out.
We even headed up to the campground store to talk with owner Ohlaf about the weather and to get his opinion.
He told us that it was suppose to rain all day and that if we did the trail to expect our clothes to get ruined because of mud.
We made a group decision to bag it.
Bummed out, we decided the next best thing to do was to head into town and hit up the local winery.
This was our 2nd visit to the Abingdon Winery.
Such a cute little place along the river.
People come right off the trail to enjoy a little vino.
The guys skipped the tasting and sat outside at one of the tables.
They joked at just how funny they must have looked!
Then, we joined them.
Wouldn't you know, the weather down in Damascus was gorgeous.
After the winery we headed to a local pizza place for lunch.
Our drive through Abingdon was gorgeous.
Not sure what's up with the guy at the bar.
After lunch we headed back up to camp.
We made friends with some of our neighbors who happened to be from Charlotte too.
Such a fun weekend!
We all agree, that we were bummed we didn't do the trail but we still had a GREAT time none the less.
If you're ever in Southwest Virginia I suggest you visiting this area.
There is also Grayson Highlands State Park nearby too.
Click here for the post I did on it a couple of years ago.
What did you all do this weekend?