Once I get started, trips away from home begin at a rapid pace.
Two days following my DC/NOVA trip, I was fired up for a day in Richmond, VA. Merely 60ish miles from home, I attended college in this town — before the magnificent, old brownstones in the fan district were razed for the new, contemporary buildings of today. Fond memories of then — not to be recognized today.
The House of Fabergé is a jewellery firm founded in 1842 in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia, by Gustav Faberge. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts houses one of the largest collections, er, when it’s not on tour…
My college pal and I enjoyed a 70 degree, sunny noon-day lunch on the upper terrace at the museum…out of doors — on the first of December, in central Virginia. What a pleasant way to manufacture vitamin D. And my lump crab cake over fried green tomatoes and hoppin’ John was tasty too.
Back on the road to home by 3 PM, route 64 was a piece of cake, yet Baby 5 gets lousy gas mileage at 70 MPH. She gets 27 MPG while driving around town between 40 and 50. Go figure.
With today’s temperatures in the 40’s and rain all day, needless to say, it was fun putting these two cheerful blogs together for you. Hope you enjoyed the little tours.
Let me hear from you (via comments and likes) and Happy and Safe Holidays to you and yours!! Cheers!
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