A few Saturday’s ago (just two days after the photo shoot) we packed up The Poodle and went on a Dragoo Family road trip. We spent two nights in Orange, Virginia at the Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast. Truth be told, we picked it because 1) it was close to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello where neither of us had ever been before 2) it was situated about half way between Connecticut -our starting point- and Tennessee -our ending spot- and 3) they are a dog-friendly, luxury B&B = a perfect fit for us! Who wouldn’t want to travel in style with their puppy in tow?The Mr took part in a semi-annual cycling, gourmet food, and Martine’s wine event called Tour De Smokies (an amazing combination if I do say so myself) and since my cycling legs are on hiatus, I hiked the numerous trails that Blackberry Farm has to offer – don’t you worry – I also took part in the wine and food portion of the cycling event. Who’d skip that opportunity? Not I! Everything was exquisitely prepared, incredibly delicious, and I learned a ton more about what kinds of French wine I like. We visited with both friends and family in Knoxville and Asheville before heading home to the Northeast again.