After that hike we had worked up an appetite! We washed off the Virginia Red Clay that stuck to our shoes as we plodded through the woods in the rain. We changed in to relatively dry clothes. We drove down the road to Historic Michie Tavern for some hearty midday fare. Man oh man, food never tasted so good! We quickly ate up all the food we could fit in our bellies with southern food served buffet style. It hit the spot!
After lunch we went back up the hill of Monticello for a tour of Jefferson's home. While the grounds and home are absolutely stunning Mark and I couldn't help but notice that the Jefferson's lived quite modestly. Their home was large, but by no means over the top. There was just enough room. (unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures inside so we only have exterior pictures.) We loved learning about all the different interests of Jefferson including his love of gardening and all thing horticultural. Here are a few photos from the grounds: