I spent my childhood in Richmond, Va and with such fond memories I thought it'd be nice to re-visit with the two loves of my life, and luckily they conceded :) Richmond is such a fabulous city, with so much history being the Capital of the Confederacy. I wish we had more time to do more historical things, but with limited time we did the "fun" stuff.
We first walked Carytown. It's such a charming street with little boutiques and the Byrd Theatre is iconic. I mean, look at it! The interior is a brilliant red velvet, with gold trim, and antique lighting. Before the evening show, an organist pops up and plays beautiful melodies. The place has not left the 1920's and it is magical. While we didn't see a show, we did eat some fab ice cream across the street at Bev's much to my delight. After our window shopping was done I had my sights set on Maymont, a beautiful mansion estate whose grounds are home to Japansese Gardens, a "zoo" and a children's petting farm. It was rather fun to see Evelyn run the same paths that I once did as a girl. I don't feel much older than my 5 year old self, you know.
While we were chillaxin on a bench, some jazz music could be heard off in the distance. Evelyn pulled out her best dance moves, which had Jared and I roaring. I love that girl!