I suppose I ought to wrap up this Virginia Travelogue so today I will cover our last 3 days. There may be more next week, as Dale will be telling you his Frank Harlow story, and I think the Museum of the Confederacy deserves a post all of it’s own but in the meantime, here are the details on the rest of our vacation.
- Got up in time to have breakfast at the hotel – thank goodness.
- Drove to downtown Richmond in order to be at the Museum of the Confederacy when it opened at 9.
- Parked the car, walked over to the museum only to realize that it didn’t actually open until 10.
- Visited Hollywood Cemetery while waiting for the museum to open.
- Loved it there and took lots of photos. It’s quite moving and many famous Confederates are buried there, including Jefferson Davis, J.E.B. Stuart, and George Pickett.
- Headed back to the Museum of the Confederacy by late morning.
- Toured the Confederate White House. I was impressed with the many original artifacts.
- Toured the Museum of the Confederacy. Again, lots of original artifacts and I have photos of things you will like.
- Kept Dale on a very tight schedule throughout this time period so that we could be finished with the Civil War portion of our day by 2pm.
- It’s like herding cats but it does work.
- Went to the Carytown section of Richmond where there are lots of funky shops and restaurants.
- Hit The Yarn Lounge. Yay! Bought Plain and Fancy. Double yay!
- Relaxed over a cheese plate and cocktails at Can Can Brasserie.
- Crossed the river to the other side of town and relaxed some more over beers and nachos at Legends Brewery.
- Soaked in the whirlpool tub in our room.
- Packed up our room and had our last breakfast at the hotel.
- Drove north to Fredericksburg, the last battlefield visit of our trip.
- Thank jeebus.
- Waited in the car while Dale hiked the battlefield as my interest in all things Civil War had completely evaporated.
- Drove north to Washington DC.
- Met up with Hillary and had a delicious lunch at The Old Ebbitt Grille.
- Drove north to Atlantic City. This should have taken 4 hours but took over 5 thanks to traffic on route 95.
- Checked into The Golden Nugget at 8pm. Loved our awesome room.
- Discovered that Happy Hour lasts until 11pm in Atlantic City. Rejoiced over our good fortune.
- Lost money at the black jack table.
- Slept late and loved it.
- Admired our view of the brand new pool area and the marina.
- Had a delicious cappuccino and croissant for breakfast. It wasn’t free but damn it was good.
- Won money on a slot machine.
- Checked out and headed north to Massachusetts.
- Arrived home at 7pm only to be greeted by a very pissed off cat.
- Unpacked, collected the dog, and collapsed on our very own couch.
- Went to bed early and relished being home.