I really didn't know who Gari Melchers (image left, credit: Wikipedia) was until I visited his Belmont Estate in Falmouth, Virginia - a stone's throw off Highway 17 (Warrenton Road) just across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg. more.
A few weeks before Christmas, I went on a short road trip from US 17 near Bealeton, Virginia to Fredericksburg. It was a beautiful and cold winters day - and it was a wonderful stretch of highway. more.