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The Azbells awoke Saturday to clouds and persistent rain showers, so we decided to postpone our trip to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate and take Laura to the Richmond Children's Museum, instead. As Laura walked in the rain with her jacket and umbrella throughout the day, she would intermittently say aloud, "Rain rain, go away!" We agreed with her.
I was not sure if my patience could withstand the chaos of a rainy Saturday morning at a ...
... I once backed into it due to not giving it enough time to open fully before I left. It works for a few months at a time, then works its way off the track and Tim has to coax it back on. Eventually, however, we got out about half an hour after we wanted to and about the time I figured we would.
Next hope: to arrive at campground in Tennessee by 7:00. GPS predicts 5:55 arrival; I said I’d believe it when I saw it. As it happened, we were moving merrily ...
... negotiating the hills surrounding the building. Few of the rooms at the Capitol are public, but the Old House Chamber gave me another set of goosebumps inspired by the history I saw. A large and impressive statute of General Robert E. Lee dominates the legislative chamber and seems almost out of place until you read that it stands on the precise spot where Lee renounced the Union and agreed to take command of the Virginia forces. ...
... of supply. About a week later, General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattax to end the Civil War.
We had a wonderful time walking around various parts of the battlefield, especially when we visited "The Crater", and again at Grant's Headquarters at City Point. It is interesting to view old photos of the Petersburg area during the siege period. The one thing that is missing from all those photos are trees. The surrounding countryside had ...
... skyscrapers would suggest.
There are some nice sights to see, and the city itself is clean and very historical. We have learnt of the districts outside of the centre, where the locals go to eating and drinking, which I am looking forward to discovering.
Richmond is big on festivals, this weekend held the annual Greek food festival, which was great to experience some amazing foods. Next week is the annual Bacon festival. I am expecting to return the UK twice my ...
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