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Richmond visit

Today we went to Maymont park with Erica and Kristen. This is a great park in Richmond. They have a petting zoo and some large fields. The original land owners' estate is also thre but we just walked around and visited the animals. Most of the animals were 'rescued' in the city and are brought to the park becuase they couldn't survive being released back into the wild.



After we went to the park we came back to Steve and Kris' house and had some lunch. After lunch everyone went down for their afternoon nap and Laura and I want to visit Nana. When we got there she was up on her walker and she looked great. Hard to believe she's celebrating her 90th birthday at the end of September.



She is just finishing up reading Truman by David McCullough. She also mentioned that her favorite book was Shadow on the Rock by Willa Cather (who also wrote My Antonia).



We talked about here typical week and what she does to keep busy. Her old Bible Study group comes to visit here once a week. She gets regular visits from many of the Hanifers and then of course Dad writes here 3 times a week as well.



After we left Laura was sad. She always gets sad when she visits a home like that, even one that's very nice like the one Nana is in.



We stopped at the store and got some groceries for another dinner in with Steve, Kris, Erica and Zoe. After dinner Laura and I relaxed in the living room while Steve and Kris gave the kids their bath and put them to bed. Tomorrow we drive up to DC for the last part of our trip. I think next time we will stay in a local hotel as

  • it's very quiet here after the baby's go to sleep
  • we have trouble sleeping in the smaller full size bed they have
  • Laura thinks she can get a rate

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