DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Richmond Downtown
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... and returned to Mom's to do some porching. We spent the night in the comfort of Aunt Em's house. There's no place like home.
Saturday - I was eager to get to Mom's because my son and his wife arrived in the night with their precious puppy, Reagan. Keep in mind that the South is conservative republican. We had a wonderful day of porching, riding the four-wheeler, retelling stories that have been told 100 times...all the ...
... this area, stop, visit this memorial to see the sacrifices some made for our freedom. We left, it was lunchtime, and I was so disturbed that I was not hungry.
It was still a long drive to Richmond but we made it in time for Jess to serve delicious ziti with meatballs and a salad. Emily, my daughter, came over to visit and we got to see our four-legged baby, who vacationed for the summer with Scott and Jess. It was a good ...
... This is a huge outdoor shop that almost looks like a theme park when you go in. It sells everything you could possibly need for outdoor pursuits from fishing dresses (yes they exist!) to semi-automatic rifles. It was astounding just seeing how many guns you could buy, along with US Army camouflage, 8-inch knives and hunting crossbows. We did make a few purchases - only clothes though! ...
... an inventor, scholar, mathematician, and president. His plantation was really interesting, we went on a house tour as well as a slavery tour, and learnt a lot about life at Monticello, and the lives of the slaves. It's really an odd duality that the man that drafted the Declaration of Independence as the country bid for freedom, also kept over 600 slaves in his lifetime. Also interesting that he probably fathered a few children with one of them. On the way out of the compound, we saw ...
So it's time for final reflections as I touch up the photos and entries.
I think that South Africa is far more complicated that I realized; that it is a country that isn't even on popular radar in the States so it was a great oppertunity to build off of a relatively clear foundation.
I found myself being forced to face my western mindset and get rid of it. A British/American sensibility doesn't get you to where ...