A few weeks ago, UVa had spring break. I do not say "I had spring break" because I worked the entire week. My colleague and I decided we were going to take a few days off and we not only ended up coming in the entire week but I even stayed late on Friday.
But of course, despite what sounds like stellar work ethic, I was feeling as much in need of a good break as everyone else. So, on Friday, I called up one of my sisters for help. We came up with a plan: to meet somewhere near the middle of our two houses and visit something off the highway that we've always wanted to explore.
My sister decided on Chapman's Mill. We were pretty excited to investigate this historic site which played some part in the Civil War. We were encouraged when we noticed a lot of other cars parked near the entrance to the spot. Apparently everyone else really likes this place too! Then we wandered along a trail until we got to this:
So...yeah, it got destroyed by fire twice. It was a great view of a skeleton of a building.
I recommend it. The view was great. The hike was not too difficult and very beautiful. And of course, the company couldn't be beat.