Discovering Cities: Richmond

Hey ya’ll! I can say that now because I officially live in the south. Not the pseudo south (i.e. Virginia) where all the locals want to call themselves southern, but really aren’t. Now I’m deep into southern North Carolina and I’m loving it. These warm temps just don’t quit. Sunshine and 60’s in the middle of January? I’ll take it! While Luke is in Fleet Marine Force training at Camp Johnson, I’ve been exploring all the local treasures. More on those great places to come! Right now I wanted to touch on a sweet little town I visited with my family recently that I just loved, Carytown, Richmond, Virginia. First on our agenda this trip was to get some food to fuel up. What better way to fill up than on doughnuts? Guy you have to check out Sugar Shack on N Lombardy St. They have a couple different locations, but this is the original and the one we visited that day. They have so many different amazing flavors so we got a whole dozen. Gotta try as many as possible, right? I had the cinnamon roll doughnut the size of my hand. I highly recommend it. As my sister Sadie is modeling, they are thoroughly enjoyed by all ages. IMG_0609

After we quickly devoured all the doughnuts we decided to do a little shopping. There’s plenty of cute stores to buy all different types of things. By far my favorite that we came across though was Creme de la Creme. I’m huge into french country decor right now, and that is what this store is all about. They have fresh made soap and lotions, beautiful dishes, linens, and quaint games and books for kids. Plus all of their Christmas stuff was on clearance. Steal! Although they are a tad on the pricier side, I’d still recommend giving it a go. Especially if you want a neat little souvenir from Carytown to take home with you. They are located on W Cary Street if you plan to take a visit.

Finally we made it to the last leg of our trip, The American Civil War Museum. Unfortunately the museum was just about to close so only had a moment to look through the first part of the museum but it was definitely worth it. If history fascinates you, this is the place to be. I could have spent hours in there reading and browsing all the artifacts. Right outside the museum is a bridge called High Bridge. When Richmond was being invaded by Union soldiers, the Confederates in Carytown had to flee and they crossed High Bridge to do so. Although there is only remains of the original bridge, there is a replica with a timeline and testimonies from people who fled from that area during the time of the civil war. Below is an example of one of the quotes.

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I hope you guys choose to visit Carytown if you get the chance. Please leave comments below about what more you guys would like to see and feed back on what you thought of my recommendation should you choose to visit. More cities to come! Thanks guys,

The Navy Wife xoxo

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