Last Saturday, The Hobbitt and I decided it was time for a road trip. We checked the map and decided to visit Berryville, a town established way back in the 1700s. This would be our first trip there. We went up the Two James Highway, then west on the John Mosby Highway, northwest up the Snickersville Turnpike, then west again on the Harry Byrd Highway, finally arriving in historic Berryville.
This is an old town. Many of the businesses that are here were here a hundred years ago. The houses are old as well. At one time the businesses here thrived, but the local merchants have been hurt by the advent of the big box stores which have brought an ugly sameness to places that were once unique. But Berryville is still a charming old town, well worth visiting.
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