RVA: Brown Island, Canal Walk, and Shockoe Slip

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 There are just some things in this pretty town of mine that bring me such joy.  These places are special because they're not the "big" usual tourist spots.  Being able to just walk along the canal and on the island was so peaceful.  It is such a quiet, pretty place.  Yes, we did run into a couple of runners, old couples, and homeless men, but that made it even more unique.  Fellow Richmond enjoying our city.  Also, I've become pretty good at navigating downtown if I do say so myself.  

First, we went to Tredegar Iron Works and Brown's Island.  Afterwards I told Em I had a surprise stop for her.  That's when I brought her to her heaven, a bookstore.  We stopped in at the Antique store next door, which was where I realized that it's not just crowds of people that make me nervous/anxious, but also lots of STUFF.  Note to self: DON'T go to a crowded antique store.

We also went to Urban Farmhouse.  We got grown-up grilled cheese and mochas.  It was quite yummy, especially the carrots (I love bunny food).

I just love adventure days.  We do live in RVA, after all.




10 comments:

  1. Love this adventure day! Its such a cool combo of industrial and rustic.
    -Alyssa
    www.pinchoflyss.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Alyssa! Those are such good words to describe it!

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  2. These pictures are wonderful. What a beautiful day in a beautiful place! And ps, your hair looks super cute!

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    1. Thanks lady!
      French braid is my last resort when my hair will just NOT work in any other way... which was this day, ha!

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  3. Fabulous photos, Jessi. Quiet places are even more interesting than tourist attractions, I love wandering around my town and discovering it all over again. xx

    www.todaymyway.com

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    1. So so true! and same here! There are so many things to discover just around the corner.

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