Richmond: Moving On

When Sugar made the reservation at the B&B, he could only book the first two nights of our vacation in Richmond.  He was told that the B&B was booked full the following two nights.  Well, boo.

Two of his daughters and their children were going to stay at the Linden Row Inn, a full-service hotel, formerly row houses.  So he tried to get us in there, but they were also booked up.  Double boo.

We stayed at a hotel about six blocks from the Linden Row.  We would not recommend that hotel.  The thermostat was uncontrollable, and the room was hot. The final straw was when we went to breakfast the first morning, we found that the breakfast was not complimentary.  We decided to walk on in the general direction of the Linden Row, and find some local color breakfast.  If we were going to pay for breakfast, it wasn’t going to be some stylized chain hotel breakfast.

The nice lady at the desk of the Linden Row told us about a diner close by named Perly’s.  It was good food fast, but not fast food.  We headed back after breakfast to see if Sugar’s kids were ready to go back to Maymont, the park where we’d been the day before, and they were not.  We decided to go back to the hotel and wait for their call.

We crossed the street from the Linden Row, and something made me look back.

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The trusty zoom feature on the camera shows Little L pounding on the window to wave to her G-daddy.

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During the six-block walk back, we passed by some Mayo stuff.

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When we all met up so the others could go back to Maymont Park, I went to the Virginia Historical Society.

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IN MEMORY

OF THE ONE AND ONE HALF MILLION

HORSES AND MULES OF THE CONFEDERATE

AND UNION ARMIES WHO WERE KILLED,

WERE WOUNDED, OR DIED FROM DISEASE

IN THE CIVIL WAR.

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This is especially poignant because we just read in William Starr Basinger’s “Personal Reminiscences” about how poor Bessie died.

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GIFT OF PAUL MELLON

TO THE VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SCULPTURE BY TESSA PULLAN, 1996

 

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After the Virginia Historical, we all met back at the Museum of Fine Arts for lunch.  You can eat inside or outside on the patio, and enjoy the sculpture and the setting.  The food was amazing, all very fresh and interesting.

Following lunch, the babes needed naps, and I’m a little embarrassed to admit what Sugar and I did.

We went to the Museum of the Confederacy.

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