Photos by Joanne Maisano

Members of the Piedmont Driving Club and their guests enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day picnic carriage drive Sunday, May 14.

Barbara and Tom Wolf

Barbara and Tom Wolf

If you happened to be driving down Foxcroft Road Sunday afternoon, you may have felt like you stepped back in time, as 11 “turnouts” (horse and carriages) trotted briskly out of Farmer’s Delight and down Foxcroft Road to tour Huntland, the historic Middleburg farms owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, followed by a scenic drive down the country lanes of Middleburg. A traditional tailgate picnic was held on the lawn by the private chapel at Farmer’s Delight following the drive.

 

Carl Cox, president of Piedmont Driving Club and lead “whip” for the drive, organizes approximately 45 picnic carriage drives throughout the year. For more information regarding Piedmont Driving Club, please visit the website at piedmontdrivingclubva.com. ML

Kate Robbins and sister Michelle enjoying their ride with PDC president Carl Cox and Caroline Cox

Kate Robbins and sister Michelle enjoying their ride with PDC president Carl Cox and Caroline Cox

Yvette Harris and Gail Joyce

Yvette Harris and Gail Joyce

Molly Savage and her mother Melissa enjoying a Mother's Day drive

Molly Savage and her mother Melissa enjoying a Mother’s Day drive

Carl and Caroline Cox driving Frazer and Raven with Kate and Michelle Robbins and groom Alexis King

Carl and Caroline Cox driving Frazer and Raven with Kate and Michelle Robbins and groom Alexis King