|Southern in the City from Richmond, VA|
The Historic Shockoe District had great reviews too. With its cobblestone streets and quaint, independent sellers, I discovered this was more my style. Great jewelry and books penned by indie authors could be had; unfortunately, if you're on a college budget, their prices might be a little too high, or at least they were for me.
After an hour or so of roaming the streets with my flimsy umbrella, I took shelter in the Virginia State Capitol. I'm sure with my rain-soaked jacket and matted hair I was quite a sight for the in-session senators, but I wanted to see where the oldest legislative body in the United States worked. The rest of the day was spent in the hotel; I snacked at the lobby Starbucks and ate dinner from the Concierge Lounge. Countless episodes of Toddlers and Tiaras played on my big screen TV. It was a very good day.
|I'm Not So Sure If This is What Margaret Mitchel Had in Mind|
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I also paid special attention to cards soldiers made. Even though they were battling Yankees, these men scrounged together bits of lace and cardstock to make sure their loved ones knew they were thinking only of them...oh what Southern gentlemen they were!