Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Glen Allen/Richmond
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Lunch at Harpers Ferry where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers converge, as do the states of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. A very old and historic town - could ramble for hours.
Travelled via the pretty Catoctin Mountain area. We have had some great drives through the countryside, getting off the highways when we can.
Ran out of time and had to miss a few ...
After breakfast of matzo brei (true confession - the matzo was made by Maneschewitz and not Streit's), we said our good-byes and had our hugs with Paul and Harriet.
... standards. Richmond has dense urban neighborhoods of handsome brick houses from the eras before automobiles and when garages opened to back allies rather than streets. The front yards in Richmond are generally small but not taken up mostly by driveway concrete.
The modern office buildings in downtown Richmond are now all quite dated looking too. When I told my brother I was going to Richmond he made the comment that there hasn’t been a new downtown ...
As we depart Delaware we continue our trek south towards the suburbs of Richmond VA where our next stopover is scheduled. Robin and Phillip (Casey's sister and husband) have graciously opened their home and are giving us respite for the week. This visit to Richmond also gives us a much anticipated chance to see J.J. We have really missed him and Casey was truly ecstatic. She's missed having the opportunity to do what mothers do best - Nag! ;o).
... our going away without their permission! Much attention dispensed!
This was a good trip--a little different from our usual trips, as we had no outdoor adventures (having been rained out at Big Thicket), but it was really interesting, and we covered a lot of history.
Next year....who knows?