If you’re ever traveling south, your name may be substituted for Honey. As a southern gal, I say it all the time. It’s harmless and a friendly word generally used like this,
What can I get you, Hun?
It’s just a southern thang.
But who knew, deep down on the mountain side there lived southern hospitality filled with smiles, happy waves at the red light, and Thanks for stopping by Honey, too?
This hidden treasure is Woodstock, VA. In my opinion it’s a balance of adventure and tranquility that the mister and I discovered during our spring road trip. The perfect road trip getaway from the city life.
Check out all the treasures we discovered while in this small town.
1) GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST
If you’re a true hiker, you’ll love this spiral climb on a mountain buried within a dense forest. But if you’re a novice hiker, like myself and the mister, you may find yourself ducking and dodging the bees and waltz, eye balling for any wandering black bears, or simply having an anxiety attack because the path up the mountain is so narrow that it’ll scare you half to death. But that’s what adventures are for, right? You should do something that scares the sh**t out of you in order to appreciate the reward.
At the end of your 3-4 mile hike, take in the view inside of the tower and witness the beautiful landscape of the local valley.
I have a confession…I love sweets and when we drove past this cute little place, we had to stop. They had everything from milkshakes, to blizzards, to custard ice cream cones. As bad as I wanted a banana blizzard, I ended up with a vanilla ice cream cone that was well worth every calorie licked.
Along the back road, you’ll find this local market that houses local crops from candy apple colored tomatoes, jam, and a sea of colorful flowers and honey.
5) Phlopsey’s: A Boutique for Vintage Divas
This is Heaven on Earth and Sharon, the owner, is the angel. Seriously, her boutique has everything a thriftier searches for—designer clothing, hats, jewelry, broaches, hats, leather, sequins, shoes, boots, hats, furniture, purses, and did I say hats? Yes, hats were everywhere—cowboy hats, fascinators, tea hats, hats from the 20’s, funky hats, trendy hats, vintage hats, and the list goes on. I love hats! Sharon smiled and said as she directed me to a ceiling, wall, and even containers full of hats. Sharon was one of the sweetest fashionista I’ve ever met. We chatted about everything as I pranced around in her stylish hats and playing dress-up in her clothing. I promised her that I’ll send her a picture of me modeling in my mouth dropping dress I purchased from her store. (stay tuned)
6) Local Farms
Every other mile, you’ll see all types of animals. I love animals, so I had to get a few photos and feed some of the sweetest horses I’ve ever met.
Well, that’s it!!! Stay tune for my next southern road trip.