west virginia weekend adventure

Hi babes,

Anyone else wondering where this summer went so quickly?! It’s almost August and I feel like it was just Memorial Day. Life truly is short.

Christian and I have been fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of our summer traveling, and we kicked off our adventures with a trip to West Virginia. We rented a little stone cottage on a farm in Reedsville complete with a sleeping loft, soaking tub, and fire pit. Baxter absolutely loved running around the farm and we loved the open night sky and the seclusion.

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After relaxing in our new digs on Friday evening, we woke up early on Saturday and drove to Thomas, WV. The drive itself was absolutely beautiful, but Thomas was where I left my heart. An artsy, hippie community along the Monogahela River, it was quite simply what dreams are made of. We spent our morning there sipping coffee, perusing art galleries, and antiquing.

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We then drove to Blackwater Falls near the neighboring town of Davis. There we hiked for a few hours, taking in the gorgeous West Virginia landscape and carving our own hiking trails to avoid tourists (Christian and Baxter’s favorite activity). The views and the privacy are always worth the off-roading.

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We rounded out our day by heading back to Thomas to enjoy some drinks, food, and fantastic live music at the Purple Fiddle, a local music venue complete with a dog friendly outdoor porch.

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On Sunday we wanted to take it easy, so we spent the day enjoying the farm. I got to meet and feed the horses, and Baxter and Christian loved playing frisbee on the grounds. Added perk: the owner of the farm is a chef and cooked us an insanely good farm to table brunch. Just about the best Sunday I could ask for.

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All in all, it was the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer and the last year of my twenties, surrounded by nature, good vibes, my hubby and my pup.

Hope you lovelies have been enjoying your summer adventures as well!

✌️&❤️,
COURTNEY

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