Sunday, September 20, 2009

Welcome to Richmond Exploration

Last weekend, we spent our entire Saturday exploring Richmond. Chuck wanted to give me and the girls an introduction to some of the fun things he had seen in his trips downtown.

We visited the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works.

Walked out over the gorgeous James River.

While we were on the bridge, a train came on the tracks that went right over our heads. The girls were ecstatic.

We drove through Hollywood Cemetery, which has 18,000 Civil War soldiers, two US Presidents, the only Confederate States President, and 25 Confederate generals buried there.

We also had a picnic on Brown's Island, drove by Main Street Station, Chimborazo Civil War Hospital, the Flood Wall, and Shockoe Bottom. We also got some BBQ sandwiches from Buz & Ned's, who was challenged by Bobby Flay in a BBQ Throwdown and WON! (The employees all wear shirts that say "Flay Slayer.") We love watching Bobby on the Food Network.

Some of these sites we visited were National Parks and we found out about National Public Lands Day on September 26th. Find a participating site near you to volunteer in your area.

1 comment:

  1. That is one busy day! Did Leland dress herself again???! Red shirt and purple skirt - Nice!