Our 'small' flight.
We got to really sleep in since we were sleeping in a basement. It was wonderful. Right away we got ready for the day and Gretchen and I, along with my mom and cousin Megan piled into my mother's car and made our way to Blue and Grey Brewery! We were able to get a nice tour of the brewery and some wonderful tastings of some of the beers. My mother and I were able to pour a tasting right from the tank it's brewed in! From there we sat at the bar and ordered some wings and a couple flights of different beers. Cute little Megan drank some water. Poor girl. Maybe one day she can hang with the big kids.
Mom pouring out samples.
Megan took us on a nice tour of her college, University of Mary Washington. It's right in historic Fredericksburg. We were able to see her messy dorm room and despite the cold she took us on a walk to show us the art building where she spends most of her time. She let us see some of the work she has done in class. All of which was very good! The campus was so beautiful when we were there, I can't imagine how it would look in the summer.
Our next stop seemed appropriate considering what school we were at. We went to visit and tour Mary Washington's last house that her son, George Washington bought for her. He purchased the house in 1772 and she resided there until her death in 1789. It was more fun than you would think. We got our own private tour of her parlor, bedroom, and kitchen. She had a large garden, but like everything else has been on the trip, it was all dead. We learned that Mary was extremely loyal to the British crown and loved her tea, but was still very supportive of her son.
We had a nice lunch at Capitol Ale House. There were so many taps I couldn't handle it... (haha) But somehow we all resisted and spent our lunch drinking water. We all shared a great lunch of Beer Cheese Soup, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, and a Stuffed Pretzel. Highly delicious.
After such a yummy and filling lunch we had to go home and take a nap. Only to wake up to a wonderfully prepared dinner by my stepdad. He deboned a chicken so he could stuff it and we had asparagus and yummy Virginia wine to wash it down with.