Recently, Peter, Abby and I enjoyed a really nice day together down in Richmond.
First we had a delish meal at Kitchen 64. http://www.kitchen64.com/ We’ve only been here two times but each time has been excellent. Great food, always busy, quick service.
We then went to explore Belle Isle. It’s a 54 acre island on the James River that used to be where a POW camp was used during the Civil War (also previously home to a hydroelectric plant). It is now a park with paths, an area for rock climbing, and apparently the most popular thing to do is lay out on the rocks in the sun and/or take a dip in the river. To get there from the north side, you have to take a suspension footbridge under the highway. Earlier in the year, we visited just across the way at the Tredegar Iron Works and we’ve also been across the river at the Hollywood Cemetery.
Here are some pics I took from Belle Isle:
Someone has such long hair right now!
Afterwards, we figured oh, we might as well make a stop by Legend Brewing Co. http://www.legendbrewing.com/ We weren’t hungry for dinner yet but it was too nice out so we sat out on their deck and enjoyed an appetizer and some lagers before heading back home. All in all, a great day!
Posted on September 4, 2013, in Beer, Family, Nature and Scenery, Travel and tagged beer, Belle Isle, Civil War POW camp, downtown Richmond, exploration, family day, James River, Kitchen 64, Legend Brewery, Richmond, RVA, suspension footbridge, VA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.