Monday, 6 October 2014

The Annual Chaplin Family Road Trip - Day 9

Day 9 - Lynchburg, VA to Williamsburg VA, via Richmond - 20th July

Upon leaving Lynchburg we headed for Richmond on our way to our next pit stop which would be the historic Williamsburg.

I was very excited to be visiting Richmond, as I am a big fan of the author Patricia Cornwell and her Dr Kay Scarpetta books - set in and around Richmond.

Mr C was very interested in visiting Richmond because of the civil war as Richmond was the Capital of the Confederacy, a commercial center for the slave trade, and the site of several major battles.

The drive to Richmond wasn't long, but we were very surprised to find Richmond very quiet, especially as Richmond is the capital of Virginia, we thought it might be because it is a Sunday.

We did enjoy a walk around and saw the most prestigious Capitol Square, The Capitol building was designed by Thomas Jefferson and we also saw the large equestrian statue of George Washington. This monument was conceived to honor Washington and to glorify Virginia's contributions to independence.

After our walk around Capitol Square, we enjoyed a fantastic lunch and coffee at Urban Farmhouse & Market and afterwards we took a walk along the canal, as we had just missed the historic canal ride, we saw some fab street art and had a lovely walk around.

There was so much more we could have done in Richmond especially when it came to museums about the Civil War, but we did not have time to do these and we still had an hours drive to Williamsburg.

We stayed at the Historic Powhatan Resort  which was a lovely resort, and after dinner we took the girls for a twilight swim, in the outdoor pools, which they thoroughly enjoyed, before we headed back to our apartment for a night cap with Grannie & Grandad.

We all said another day at this resort would have been perfect, as there was plenty to do, see and explore, but we had a very busy day ahead of us with visits to Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg and Washington DC

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