There are many colleges and universities located in Richmond, the capital of Virginia, and several are located within walking distance of some remarkable attractions and historical sites.
In case you have not noticed, our fair city is finally getting some much deserved attention on a nationwide scale. Richmond is such a beautiful city and one of the reasons why I moved here over 22 years ago and have not left. It’s been said among the locals that we are fast becoming the “New York City of the South” here in Richmond, and it is a statement that rings true more so every year.
I am getting super excited at the moment. My sister and her family (who live in Pennsylvania) are coming to spend Thanksgiving with me and mine! Naturally, I can’t allow my sister’s first visit to Richmond to go by without hitting all the ‘hot spots’ so I’ve been making a list of all the things that I want to show her – and then once she gets here she can pick what she wants to see. Lord knows she’d need to be here for three weeks to fit in everything I have on my list! I thought I would share a few of the highlights of my list that would make great fun for your visiting relatives as well Richmond!
As I stated on my Articles & Information page, the Richmond Local tab is relatively new. It is where you will find blog posts about local events I want to attend or have attended, in addition to discussing current events that are going on within our great city. I am hoping to be able to post some really great events for families that are free or inexpensive and living on a shoestring budget like most of the American people seem to be doing these days.
I have to tell you, I am a sucker for zoo field trips of any kind. I am fascinated with being able to see animals from around the world that I would never have an opportunity to see in real life. So when school started in September and I noticed a field trip scheduled for the entire 3rd grade to the Richmond Metro Zoo in November – I was chomping at the bit to sign up as a chaperone for it and go with my mini-man! I think his teacher, Mrs. Magner, probably started to worry back in October when I began bombarding her with emails about the field trip and had the sign up sheets been released yet LOL!