Photos from The Chardonnay Charade locations
Usually I liked the solitude and the serenity as the view opened up each time I rounded one of the many serpentine turns to reveal farmhouses, barns, and stables with their backdrop of sweeping expanses of fields and pastures dotted with placid cattle and expensive thoroughbreds…
As the crow flies, Loudoun County, Virginia is only about fifty miles from Washington, D.C. -– a city which vies annually for the dubious honor of murder capital of the U.S. Here, though, in the rural affluent heart of horse and hunt country, the crimes are minor -– mostly juvenile in nature, pranks gone awry. Toilet-papering someone’s house at Halloween. Turning street signs around. Graffiti spray painted on a wall somewhere. Harmless stuff.
A murder was a big deal.