Sunday, November 19, 2006
Today was a road trip to Richmond, VA to see the sights. First, we went to the historical area know as Shockoe Slip. It is a small area of shops and businesses near the river. We had lunch in the Tobacco Company Restaurant, which was decorated in an elaborate 19th century style and the food was good, as well. We then checked out the 17th street farmer’s market and found that this was not much, at least on this Saturday.
Then we searched and finally found the Museum of the Confederacy. It had been completely swallowed up by a new hospital and university project. This museum contains a good number of original artifacts and art work form the civil war period and appears to attract many history buffs.
We returned in time to meet Katie and a classmate for an evening star gazing program at the Pocahontas State Park. Unfortunately, this was canceled due to clouds. We repaired back to the campsite and built a roaring fire that entertained us for more than 6 hours along with roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. We secured when we ran out of wood.