Friday was our first full day of being tourists without having to travel. We spent the morning browsing at the Bookfair. It's a warehouse bookstore and I found some really excellent books when I first visited it twelve years ago. However this time I didn't find as many treasures. Dave did though :) And Janice and I did recreate an earlier photo.
Left: March 2015; Right: August 2003
After a really good lunch at the Mexican restaurant, El Charro, we stopped for a photo at a turkey statue. Rockingham Country, which surrounds Harrisonburg, is known as the Turkey Capital! And yes, Sam was stubbornly refusing to leave to car to join the rest of us,
Pictured on the right is a stalacpipe organ. It works by hammering against the rocks. It was really pretty to hear.
We drove back to Harrisonburg via Skyline Drive, which is located along the Blue Ridge Mountains. We saw eight deer and countless incredible views.
We ended the day by replicating some historical pictures of Willem and Sam since they were, once again, wearing matching pajamas. Here they are in Vienna in 2010 (Sam aged 14 months, Willem aged 5) and now. You would think that being five years older, Sam would be better at posing, but I guess not.
And that was the end of our first full (non-traveling) day of our trip.
*You can read about Day 3 here.