Last weekend we had a nice, relaxing trip to Wintergreen. Craig’s dad owns a condo there, so we try to go when it’s not rented in the off season, which works well for us since we don’t ski or snowboard!
We left Friday after work (and brought Marlee), and went to Wild Wolf for dinner. They have a great outside area that allows dogs and they serve local food, which I love. I got a burger with local beef and they make their own buns, and I had their homemade chips on the side. We even caught a little bit of a sunset behind the surrounding mountains.
Saturday morning we got up and made breakfast – sausage, eggs, and sweet potatoes (purple and white). I got ground pork from the farmer’s market and we added spices to make breakfast sausage. I will definitely have to do that more often – so delicious.
Then we ventured out to go on a hike. We chose White Rock Gap, which was about 10 miles from Wintergreen off the Blue Ridge Parkway.We decided to make it a 5 mile hike. It was 1.4 miles to the waterfall and then another mile to the overlook.
The first part of the trail was relatively easy. It was slightly downhill to start. We came to the waterfall and someone had fun running in the water!
After the waterfall it became difficult as it went straight up. Then we finally made it the the overlook! We stopped and for snacks and a little break before turning around to go back. Marlee had so much fun! I can’t decide if she likes hiking or the beach more – she goes crazy for both.
After the hike we went to Bold Rock for drinks and apps. The views are amazing, and their cider is my all time favorite. We got a cheese plate and a pretzel – all local and so good.
On the way back we stopped at Devil’s Backbone for a quick drink then headed back up the mountain. We made pizza for dinner with chicken on top and we had broccoli and carrots on the side. I forgot flour so the dough was hard to work with but fortunately turned out okay. All in all a great weekend, and we will hopefully spend a bunch of time there this summer!