When it comes to the classic 24 hour getaway, Washington is blessed with two distinct directions: East to the Bay and West to the hunt country. I'm just back from 24-hours in the Virginia hunt country. Upperville, to be precise. While I did not exactly stalk Bunny Mellon, I was practically her next door neighbor while on my visit and got to wander in the gorgeous surroundings created by her and her late husband, Paul Mellon, along Rt. 623, known to everyone out there as "the Mellon Road." For ten years Howard and I lived on that same road, about a mile over, and we always appreciated the stretch that belonged to the Mellons. A while ago I did a story on the church the Mellons built. (Worth a read). All the trees are groomed just so, and the stone fences are English and 18th century perfection. That there are 24 hour Secret Service-level security guards, and a jet landing strip built for a G-5, only make it more beguiling.