Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Capital of the Confederacy.

The Marine Ball was held in Richmond, Virginia. I was excited to go because I always love seeing new cities, and Richmond, after all, has a lot of history---including being the capital city of the Confederacy, complete with the White House where President Jefferson Davis himself lived and governed during the War of Northern Aggression.

Overall,  we left with mixed feelings about the city. A lot of the downtown area was really janky and sketchy. The hotel told us that the river walk and Civil War Center was cool. So we went. It was pretty, if you like the whole industrial look.
But we did find some good stuff. So, this is one of the reasons I love my husband so much. He loves trying new things with me, and I love adventuring around with him. When I told him that I was in the mood for a classic diner breakfast at a local greasy spoon, he asked and found a place. And it was exactly what I described.
I was intrigued by the fried apples listed on the menu. It was pretty much like warm apple sauce. Yummy and greasy.
Then we adventured over to the 17th street farmers market.
And after that, we went to the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Poe grew up in Richmond and went to college there. I love Poe. It was even more fun with it being Halloween/Autumn time.
Poe was only 5'8". A man more compatible to my size. 
So, there you go. Maybe we can go to Richmond again sometime and get to see what else it has to offer. I'm sure it can't all be janky! Just kidding...overall, I like Richmond...kind of.


  1. Richmond is pretty industrial... Matt totally agrees with your last sentence. There are some fun things to see and do, but it definitely isn't winning an award for most beautiful city:) We should all go sometime and we can crash at Matt's parents' house.

  2. Love your hair! It's getting so long.

  3. What do you mean "only" 5'8''?

    What's wrong with that?