Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello was my families latest “staycation”. We love taking short trips that are close to home. Of course, even though the car trip is usually not a long one, we always have to have great snacks.
Living in Central Virginia is so wonderful on so many levels. One thing we enjoy about living here are all of the nearby historic sites we can visit. Within a couple hours we can go to Mt. Vernon, Williamsburg, Yorktown and more. Our most recent staycation was to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
Being some one who loves to cook and spend time in the kitchen, I wanted to make sure I checked out the kitchen. This building was separate from the main house. I just can’t imagine how hot it must have been in this kitchen.
I love all of the copper pots and pans. I would love to have a few of these in my kitchen, wouldn’t you?
Thomas Jefferson was a very intelligent man and an original Foodie! He brought many fruit and vegetable seeds from other Europe and Mexico and introduced them to America. His gardens produced more than 300 kinds of fruits and vegetables. He even brought champaign from France! His vegetable gardens still grow heirloom plants that were original to Monticello.
Monticello has a beautiful picnic area, so we decided to take our lunches with us. There was so much to see and do at Monticello, that we didn’t want to spend a long time having lunch, so our picnic consisted of finger foods. We love eating snacks that are full of protein and keep us going. Adding fruits and veggies rounds out our meal and gives us the energy to continue our tour.
So, if you live in the Central Virginia area, take some time to visit Monticello. Plan to stay about 1/2 a day. If you get hungry, you can eat there, but you can also find some great restaurants close by.
Don’t miss Monticello.