The Hatton Ferry. This was the final weekend of the season to catch the ferry trip from Albemarle County to Buckingham County. Ironically, the water level was so low (pre-Sandy) that we could only venture halfway across the James River. Regardless, it was a lovely day and our ferry driver was a wonderful guide, born nearby, which allowed him to share a bit of local history while we enjoyed our ride. The ferry has operated for 140 years and is still in motion thanks to the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
Next we strolled downtown Scottsville. It reminds me so much of my old small town residence of Pulaski. Like many small towns, the economy has really done a number on it but we did find one great shop, the recently opened Scrumpcious Sweet Shoppe. Ohhhh, and Ohhhh, and Ohhhh does it ever have great cupcakes! I was really happy to see they provided samples and man did that hook me into wanting MORE. The White on White was the best, the Chocolate on Chocolate was no slouch. Creamy rich icing and a soft buttery cake. It has been a long time since I've had such a good sweet. The reviews on the Chocolate Cake with Mint icing were mixed. I loved it and wanted more but my friend didn't like the icing because it was Spearmint and not Peppermint. I personally loved the surprise and love Spearmint! The Pumpkin Cupcake was excellent but I still liked the sample White on White the best. I WANT MORE.
|Ivy coated Mennonite Church, Schuyler, VA|
|Darling Rockfish Post Office, outside Schuyler, VA.|
We zipped up 29 N back to reality, but it was a nice venture back into the country, little traffic, a lot of wildlife, and little noise. Just how I like it.