Mothers' Day in Richmond, VA

5.10.2014

1:58 pm,
Drove down to see my mom in Richmond for Mothers' Day weekend.  First stop: food! Croakers Spot came highly recommended, so we decided that's where we would eat lunch.

2:02 pm,
Loved the ambiance! It was beautiful and be greeting my Billie's singing face.

2:36 pm,
I ordered the Shrimp and Grits. That mound? Grits. That brick? Sweet cornbread. Heavenly.

2:36 pm, Food is hard to capture properly in photos! But here's my mom's choice: Fish Po Boy and New England Clam Chowder. I didn't taste the sandwich but the soup was amazing! 

2:36 pm,
Food is hard to capture properly in photos! But here's my mom's choice: Fish Po Boy and New England Clam Chowder. I didn't taste the sandwich but the soup was amazing! 

3:08 pm, On our way out from lunch, we were taken by this dog that looks so much like Nena! Her owner Ezell obliged to having a photo taken and we had a pretty cool conversation afterwards. Cleo stayed regal throughout :)

3:08 pm,
On our way out from lunch, we were taken by this dog that looks so much like Nena! Her owner Ezell obliged to having a photo taken and we had a pretty cool conversation afterwards. Cleo stayed regal throughout :)

4:36 pm,
The rain trapped us for a bit, but once it stopped we decided to explore Richmond's Canal Walk.

4:40 pm,
The park was beautiful, in spite of the threatening skies.  Here, we caught a couple blowing bubbles together.  Too cute.

4:47 pm, We happened upon the 1865 Exhibit, a bridge memorializing "the three days in April 1865 when the city fell to the Union Army after four years of civil war."

4:47 pm,
We happened upon the 1865 Exhibit, a bridge memorializing "the three days in April 1865 when the city fell to the Union Army after four years of civil war."

4:52 pm,
There were quotes inscribed on the bridge from each of the days leading up to the evacuation and burning of the city.  Above, a quote heard just before the barrels of tar placed along the bridge were set on fire.

17:12 pm,
At the edge of the bridge was a beautiful view, where we happened to catch a few kayakers sailing by.

5:17 pm,
Time to head out to see a bit more of the city.

5:22 pm,
I love #buildingwatching so I had to get out to take a picture of this beautiful architecture.  I found out later that the Dogtown Dance Theatre was pretty recently renovated, and now serves as a haven for independent artists, dedicated to "enlivening" their community.

5:32 pm,
We stopped by the Science Museum of Virginia, but of course it was closed :( Next time...

6:00 pm,
Got my mom to stop on the highway so I could snap this pic of the city. Those clouds followed us the whole day, but they were kind enough to hold the rain while we were outside. Not so lucky once we got back in the car.  Last pic of the day. Bye Richmond!