Generally speaking, there are two camps when it comes to Valentine’s Day: 1) you think it’s a made up holiday meant to spur consumer spending during the slow, post-holiday season, or 2) you are thrilled to take one day to celebrate love, life, and happiness with your significant other.
Regardless of where you fall, this Friday there is one event in Harrisonburg that epitomizes all things Valentine. JMU’s Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (780 University Boulevard) will have carriage rides from 5:00pm to 8:00pm through their magnificent grounds. Reservations can be made by phone (540.568.3194) or in person, though I would likely call ahead to confirm availability.
Just picture it: you, your special someone, a stranger (your driver), and a horse drawn carriage filled with the smells of life and time gone by. Come on! What’s not to love?