OK, Kids. We’ve got 26 hours to see Richmond. Ready, set, GO!
First up: The Poe Museum (as in, Edgar Allen).
Eat lunch at a local eatery. Yummy.
Next, visit The Valentine Museum.
It’s getting late. Rush off to Maymont Park.
Then, a quick trip down Memory Lane: here, my first job; there, my second job; the library; a friend lived there; the elementary school is that way; more friends’ homes; where we lived for 8 years (they painted the shutters and door purple); Dead Man’s Hill (fun to ride your bike down, but a killer going up).
Dinner with people the kids don’t know, but I’ve known all my life. So nice.
Then get a good night’s sleep and eat a hearty breakfast because today it’s Tredegar Iron Works.
Then on to the White House of the Confederacy.
A quick lunch at Sally Bell’s.
Finally, back to the American Civil War Museum (part of the White House) to see things we didn’t have time to see before the tour of the White House…
The photo above was the last thing I really looked at before deciding we had to leave. It shows men who had survived the Battle of Gettysburg re-enacting Pickett’s Charge. There was no date on the photo, but it looks like it was done about 50 years later, based on their ages. They have replaced their rifles with hats and umbrellas, their uniforms with the trappings of civility.
And that’s all we had time for. Saving things for the next time we can go.