Week 5 under wrap and there’s the highs and the lows! I’m still loving Richmond and exploring all that there is to offer, but it’s tough to rely on only a few friends and my sister and her family to keep me entertained. I am very much a go-go-go person and realize most people are not that way, so sometimes I have to take it upon myself to go-go-go on my own!
Friday we went to Busch Gardens, which is always a blast – although I’m realizing ,my stomach doesn’t handle the twist, turns and drops as much as it used to. I love it the entire time I’m on the ride, but secretly excited when I see the end of the ride in sight! It won’t stop me though, I have a summer pass and certain I’ll be back for more! Then back to my sisters for pizza/beers and randomly found out an old friend was in town, so it was really nice to catch up after YEARS of not seeing each other!
Saturday, I woke up and went to my sisters for a day of hiking in Farmville, VA – I had never heard of it either. But first, lunch at a great spot: Macadoos the menu was so large, I was tempted between ten different options – which is crazy for someone as picky as I am, but I settled on a buffalo chicken wrap #my weakness. Just in time to hike it all off (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself) at High Bridge. High Bridge is a state park that consists of a large bridge more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States (#thanksGoogle!) My niece and I had some bonding as we were hiking on the way out as we made up our own songs – it was really sweet and we sounded like fools, but were laughing a lot! Then, on the way back my sister decided to hang back with the girls and quickly realized our conversations weren’t as fun as listening to the 6th grade gossip from my nephew!
Sunday, Brian and I checked out the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) and had dinner at Peter Changs. As I’ve mentioned before, he has not disappointed yet in dinner suggestions!!! And for Memorial Day, it was a change of scenery as I traded in the typical boat day at Ft. George for walking some trails along the James River, but I enjoyed going out exploring and getting lost on my own!