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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

richmond, virginia


Ah Richmond - my new favorite unassuming-surprisingly-awesome city.  I had never thought much about Richmond, probably because I never think much about Virginia.  But I'm glad our friends thought about the city and moved there.  Paul and I had such a nice weekend visiting them and exploring their city.  It was the kind of visit where everything just falls into place so easily (aside from that whole getting stuck in the city for an extra night thing) - I think it's a testament to how well we connect with our friends; they're the kind of people we enjoy being with no matter what we're doing. 

While in Richmond we...



checked out the Hollywood costume exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts...


admired the fine bending skills of Richmond's sign models...


enjoyed some local craft cider...


brought our friends' dog Gibson with us to the First Friday art walk...


got photo-bombed...


went on a tacky lights driving tour of the city...


decided we need to start using more rope lights in our holiday light decorating...


realized we maybe should have started our tacky lights drive before people turned their lights off for the night...


ate some tasty Dutch babies prepared by the husbands (while the wives were working their butts off at a spin class)...


wished our beagles were a little less curious so that we could have awesome seasonal tablescapes...


found the prettiest ornament on the tree...


watched the city's Christmas parade from the warmth of our friends' apartment...


captured a cute family moment...


remembered I reallly need to watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer this season...


and got another photo for the "our husbands always walk in front of us because they walk too fast" album.  

(Not pictured here: our travel delay allowed us to see a friend in Richmond who I had completely forgotten lived in the city.  So thanks crappy weather, instagram, and facebook!)

Is it time to go back yet?  I think we just need to just develop the Star Trek technology that will allow us to travel around at light speed to any city we want to go to at any time.  That would solve a lot of problems, including that pesky problem of not having all of our family and friends live in the same city as us.  I guess I can tell Paul now what I want for Christmas. 

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