Another beautiful day. Susan wanted to at least get on the AT for a short walk (I have hiked portions of it in my past), so Carol and Bill drove us to a trailhead for about a two and a half mile round trip hike.
Next stop was the Hard Cider makers for some tasting and purchase to bring to the family gathering this weekend (well, and for some to drink of it beforehand).Then on Poplar Forest -- Thomas Jefferson's country retreat. We would see his home at Monticello on another day. Jefferson chose the building site in the heart of his Poplar Forest property, and in 1805 workers began creating his pleasure grounds in the midst of agricultural fields, meadows and pastures.
Jefferson made big changes to is 4,000 acre plantation during his retirement, using slave labor to clear land and create fields.Home for rest and to watch the closing ceremonies of the Olympics!