First Day Nerves

As often as I’ve started a new job, you’d think I’d be a pro by now. But the nerves have really gotten to me and I feel like I’m starting 1st grade all over again.  I just hope I don’t break my thermos before I get out the front door this time around.  Like back then, there’s no money in the budget for a replacement.

I really needed to stay focused and distract myself by cleaning and doing laundry.  So you know what that means:


I only had a couple of gallons of gas in the car, so I couldn’t go far.  One of the great things about the valley is that towns are only about 5 miles apart from one another, which makes for great short sightseeing trips.  I live just off of  Middlebrook Avenue, so I thought I’d check out the town by the same name. It’s only a few minutes away but, as I found out, there’s not much to the town. I drove a little further, hoping I’d find something noteworthy before my gas ran out.  Lo and behold, I came across Brownsburg , circa 1793, which I’d never even heard of before. What a little treasure!

After passing through town, I saw a sign for Raphine, which is one of my favorite nearby towns.  I didn’t have time to stop, but I couldn’t resist taking a shot of Wade’s Mill (complete with flour-covered wall) and Rockbridge Winery.  [Sadly, I wasn’t dressed for public or I would have stayed for a tasting. I’ll remember this for future outings!]

Brown5     Rockbridge Winery

It’s been a while since I’ve wandered out, so it was a nice –  albeit short (<30 miles) – trip. We’re about 5-6 weeks away from foliage season, and it is just the first of many tours. Still, I couldn’t help but notice that the leaves are beginning to change colors ever so slightly. I will never, ever tire of fall.


4 thoughts on “First Day Nerves

  1. Brownsburg looks really interesting–especially since it is in the vicinity of Wade’s Mill. Does it consist primarily of log cabins? Thanks for the photos.

    1. It’s a mix of brick and log cabins and doesn’t look like it’s been touched since 1793. There are only a dozen or so buildings. It even has a museum!

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