Christian & I went to Charlottesville, Virginia for two days to visit friends & explore some of Virginia’s historical sites.  We drove down ahead of a snowy-icy storm that was going through Charlottesville & was going to hit Northern Virginia a few hours later.  We spent the first day dry & warm, catching up with our friends.  We stayed in Charlottesville at the Clifton Inn.  It was a beautiful, historic house that had been converted into an inn.  We checked in and were told that we had received an upgrade to a larger room.  It was a beautiful room that had a sitting room, large bathroom & separate bedroom.  There were large windows looking out onto the patio and the backyard.  The views would have been better in any other season but we still enjoyed it.  We were also invited to afternoon tea.  In the morning, we were served a continental breakfast, which consisted of coffee, tea, juice & fresh pastries.  I would definitely recommend this inn for anyone visiting the Charlottesville area.  It was a 15 minute drive to downtown & the UVA campus, as well as Monticello.

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The following day it had stopped sleeting, so we stopped by the UVA campus to see the Rotunda.  Unfortunately, it was the start of finals week so the tours of the campus were not going on. 

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After a quick stop on campus, we drove to Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello.  We took an in-depth tour, which allowed us access to the second & third levels.  The tour was very informative, but again due to visiting in winter, we didn’t get a chance to explore all the grounds.  I guess we always need to leave a little something for next time!

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