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Trip Report The Princess Sashays South

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-OR- A Very Brief Journal of a Very Brief Journey

I traveled to Charlottesville, VA via Amtrak's Cardinal route, which was quite easy to do as Charlottesville is an intermediate stop between Chicago and Washington, D.C. The Amtrak station in Charlottesville is pretty much centrally located between the Historic Downtown District and the University of Virginia.

I stayed at the Dinsmore House, a B&B, built by Thomas Jefferson's master builder, James Dinsmore, in 1817. Wonderful stay and great breakfasts (egg strata, eggs benedict with thick cut bacon, and baked french toast with strawberry sauce - again with bacon - and all with fresh fruit cup).

The B&B was approximately 5 blocks from the Amtrak station. I had absolutely no problem walking that distance with my lighter wheeled satchel - although some others might have problems if they are unaccustomed to walking or taking (some) inclines. Dinsmore House is approximately 8 blocks from the Historic Downtown District and two blocks from the University of Virginia campus.

If only the weather had been more accommodating. No rain, except for a few (big) drops. The first day I arrived, it was 93 - and that was the coolest. Heat and humidity. And the final full day, after those few raindrops, it just got brutal. However, I was fortunate - I left before the hottest day of this week.

I did not use a rental car at all during this trip. Got around solely by using public transportation and walking. There is a free trolley which travels from various points in the UVa to the Historic Downtown District many times daily. The taxi fare from the B&B to Monticello was just slightly over $15 so, with tips, my total outlay for transportation (sans Amtrak) was a whopping $36. However, if a person were to stay longer, decide to visit the wineries, travel the scenic byway, a rental car would be a necessity.

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