2018 Summer Ride, Day 47, June 22, Fri

Planned destination

No planned destination for today.

Accommodations

Danny and Margaret live in an older section of town, in a house built around 1909. All the houses in their neighborhood are old Southern style homes, very unique, with narrow streets.

Morning

Danny had to work today, so Minnie was able to get some laundry done and I was able to work on the blog. Thank you, Margaret, for letting us use your facilities.

Planned Stops

No Stops were planned for today, but after lunch, Margaret did take us on a tour of Richmond and we did make a few stops along the way.

Afternoon

Margaret took us to the Stir Crazy Café for lunch. It’s one of those places Millennials hang out. You order your food and drinks at a counter, then find a table to sit at. A quote from their website explains them a little better.

“Our baristas are passionate about crafting quality beverages; from traditional espresso-based drinks to our homemade syrups.  Our kitchen offers a large selection of freshly made sandwiches, salads, wraps, pastries, parfaits, cookies, and other goodies.  We serve a rotating selection of Counter Culture Coffee, on draft Blue Ridge Bucha Kombucha & Snowing in Space Nitro Cold Brew and a host of our favorite Rostov’s teas.”

It’s a great place. If you are close, check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Monument Ave

One of the places we went to is Monument Ave. Pictures aren’t the greatest because: 1. In a cage, not on the trike. 2. Driving by, no place to stop. 3. Potholes.

Richmond Civil War Hospital

There is not much to see of the hospital, but they have a visitor’s center that has information of the hospital. We were lucky enough to get a volunteer that is very knowledgeable about the history of the hospital. He had a wealth of information for us.

Confederate Soldiers and Sailor Monument

We visited the soldiers and sailor monument that overlooks the James River. Next to the monument is an old house, that according to the volunteer at the Hospital visitors center, was here when the hospital was in use. It has had some additions added to it, but still being lived in. Built around 1850.

Old House

Supper

Danny got home from work and he and I went to get takeout from Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue. . After we got back, we sat around the kitchen table eating barbecue, (it was very good) and talking until bed time. It was a fun-filled day and a chance for me to get to know Danny and Margaret better.

Day Summary

We had a great day with Margaret showing us around Richmond, VA. We traveled roads and streets I wouldn’t take the trike on. This is an old town with a lot of character. There is a lot of old and a lot of new mixing in, New condo buildings and a lot of old tobacco warehouses converting to condos.  There are a lot of named neighborhoods, with small shops and restaurants.

Feature Pic

The feature picture is of the house of our host.

 

 

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