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Old 10-18-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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As far as I know none of these guys have ever bothered families, groups and others obviously not there for this one reason. If you're a lone male and you decide to go walking out there. Be prepared to have another guy approach you. I will say that I was patrolling there one day a few years ago. I was all the way in the driveway where only authorized vehicles can go. I saw a large car pull in and park by backing in. They all back in. When I turned to exit the driver of this large car saw me and quickly got back in his car and left. I recognized him. He's retired now but was a local politician at one time.
Ah yes, the local politicians! Back where I came from, several got caught in a park like that - all were married too - was pretty big news item for a time!
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Here are a few photos from Manassas Battlefield National Park. This is a huge park that is directly to the east of Gainesville. If you live in Gainesville and work in the Tech Corridor, you're likely to commute through the park.

It's also a popular destination for hiking and horseback riding. I don't know exactly how many trails are in there, but I've been there at least a dozen times and walked different trails almost every time.

This park was saved for it's historic significance, so don't expect to find the dramatic features most national parks have (waterfalls, rocky peaks, etc.) However, it's still a very pretty place to go hiking, as you can see:











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Old 10-18-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Nice shots! I'm envious, because my photos in that park always seem to come out looking strange. I've sometimes wondered if the ghosts there mess with my camera.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Do you have any photos showing the moutain views with the fall foliage?
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Here are a couple of recent photos of La Grange Winery and Silver Lake in Haymarket. I consider Haymarket/Gainesville/Bristow one big area.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Great photos, Heather!
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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I've never been to this winery. It looks lovely! I'm going to have to go check it out.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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I've never been to this winery. It looks lovely! I'm going to have to go check it out.
I haven't either. I've been to their other winery (owned by the same people) just off of Rt. 29 halfway between Gainesville and Warrenton, but this one looks much more picturesque.

Their other one in the summer once had "Dog Days of Summer" where everyone could bring their dog to the winery (not for the dogs to drink wine though!).
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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For years I lived near La Grange and drove by this old home many times. Of course it wasn't La Grange back then. I always thought it was a shame for this old home to sit there and go to waste so it was nice to see someone buy it. It was really good to see it turn into a nice winery.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Their other one in the summer once had "Dog Days of Summer" where everyone could bring their dog to the winery (not for the dogs to drink wine though!).

That sounds like fun! I'm going to have to go to that.

Bigfoot, I'll bet the nudists at that nudist camp are chilly today!
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