GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Saturday, April 19

Richmond for a day……..

Here I sit curled up in bed with leftovers of Panaang Gui and Carey Grant frolicking with Sophia Lauren on my TV…..It has been a long couple of days and I am so glad to be able to curl up for a while.

I have been planning today’s trip for weeks. The TM’s of VA were getting together. As the day got closer our numbers dwindled. None of the crowd from the north was able to make it and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to go myself. In lieu of renting a car, I found a great price on a train ticket to Richmond. The only draw back was that the morning train left at 7:30 am arriving in Richmond just before 11 am. Since I wasn’t meeting with Tiff until just before lunch at 2:30pm, I had plenty of time to wander around Richmond.The bus to the train station left at 6 am and I was up and out with the dawn. The morning ride through downtown was beautiful; the sky turning a pretty gold as I stepped off the bus in front of Union Station.

The train ride was a peaceful trip; the green of Virginia is breathtaking. Upon arriving in Richmond, I struck off on my own.
There is something about being able to walk around and explore on my own. I came upon a beautiful area called Canal Walk in Old Richmond. It has loads of history, which we all know is what I crave. There was even a historic tour which took me down the canal itself. I had a lot of fun. Especially towards the end when the guide described the ‘give me liberty or give me death’ speech that was given all those years ago just a few blocks from the canal. One of the last things that the guide pointed out while we were touring down the canal was this view........
Here we have the transportation for the last 3 centuries:

At the lowest level you have the 18th century canal, if you look close you can see the gate that runs through the flood wall for the boats to pass through.

Directly above the waterway you have a 19th century train track which is still in use. It is one of the tracks used for the triple cross in the world.

And finally above that there is the 20th century express way.

After my little tour I found a small farmers market that had a gentleman playing Jazz on a keyboard. It was awesome to sit and listen while soaking up the sun of the beautiful day!

Which brought me to the exciting part of my deal..Lunch with the TM’s…most of the time it was Tiff and I, Marie joined us at the end. It was fun to talk to about Twilight with other women…lol! We talked twilight and kids and work and husbands and Kmart and Emmett and Jacob………and all those other important things! Time seemed to fly and before we knew it the time had come for me to catch my train back to DC….*sigh* I can hardly wait until September; nothing but Twilight and friends; with out any time constraints or distractions.
We did take a picture but It was with Tiff's camera....I'll post it when I get a copy. I can't wait until we can do it again!! What fun!

Well Carey Grant has now married Sophia Lauren and they are one big happy family….that means it is my bed time. I hope everyone has had a great week!

*Code Monkey…I got your VM…..have fun with your mom this week. :)

1 comment:

Amy said...

Sounds like an amazing day to me!

We are going to have so much fun in September! I can't wait!