Denise headed south to Virginia. She left it up to me to do the planning, but the idea? Simply to celebrate my mom. I muddled about for a few days, with thoughts of Old Town Alexandria and the National Harbor dancing in my head. Finally - the brainstorm. Lake Anna was just about an hour away. (Although mom went by Ann or Annie, her offical name was Anna.) There was also the Lake Anna Winery and a delightful place to have lunch,the Anna Cabana! We had ourselves a plan.
We left with several bottles to enjoy later, and then headed out to poke around the grape fields for a bit. They had just begun to ripen, and I'd love to go back and get some shots when the purples and reds really shone.
to sit and just look at the water, to to maybe just...
Memories in the making.
We did mom proud!