LADIES TRIP, RICHMOND, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When work and play collide you get this. B and I took a road trip to Richmond, Virginia to see one of our old work friends, Nelle. She is a youth coordinator for a town close to Richmond and  has been out there close to a year. Long distance relationships are hard and we were so missing her so we jumped in the car and took that 3 hour drive to her neck of the woods. We did a radio show about Nelle’s work with the youth and our work with NC State University. We also toured every location possible in Richmond, hit up a coffee shop with only two flavors (one of them not being hazelnut 😦  ate way to many carbs, specifically deep fried onion rings 🙂 , took lots of pics, regrettably, bought cheap lipstick from the thrift for an impromptu lipstick try on party, made multiple trips to target for better lipstick hours later, stayed up way to late, and had our fair share of wine slushies. Oh yeah, we also attended one of Nelle’s youth work events. It was a great weekend but the fun is over and it’s back to spinach leaves for dinner, no Netflix binge sessions, no wine at 10 in the morning, and no more deep conversations at 3am with Nelle’s cat, Friday.

In the Richmond area? Visiting soon? Check out a list of  some of the places B, Nelle, and I visited on our weekend trip below.

Alchemy Coffee
Cary town Cupcakes
Circle Thrift & Art Space
Bev’s Homemade Ice Cream
Ashton Creek Vineyard
West Broad Street
Legend Brewing Company
Belle Isle

Till the next trip. Happy hump day!

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

EARLY DINNER DATE

 

 

 

 

And to complete our VA tour, Charlie and I stopped at the lovely city of Richmond to hang out with a dear friend of mine that I met under very random circumstances just about a year ago. We grabbed some grub in downtown Richmond and just chatted away about life, work and more life. I won’t name the restaurant we visited in these pics because the amount of asparagus they gave us was just shameful. It wasn’t even a full kid size portion but note, I’m eating more veggies so I can’t really complain, LOL. I get to see this beautiful lady in a couple of weeks and she’s going to take me out on the town for a good time in Richmond. Reenacting Charlie’s angels out in the parking lot was the highlight of this meal. Yes, I know, were missing one angel but who needs her anyway, LOL 🙂

On another note, Charlie and I are trying to keep our monies in tack for travel in the next few months. We have a 5K and a wedding in September and we’ll be doing some traveling in October and December. We are wrapping up this year on a high note and I’m hoping everyone will join us on the ride through reading about my adventures on the blog.
By the way, Charlie is turing 31 this December and I want to plan something extra special for this very special day. Shoot me some ideas because I’m fresh out. This man is not easily amused by anything so it has to be action packed and full of detailed and well thought out activities.

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

LURAY CAVERNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#happyhumpday everyone! Hope your week is treating you well. I’ve set aside a few minutes to write this post about our visit to the Luray Caverns in Virginia. Afterwards, it’s back to typing my 15 page literature review for school. This thing is due in a few days and I’m barely halfway through! After this, I can successfully say I’ve completed my first graduate school course, YAY me!

Talk about dark, these caverns were DARK! It was almost impossible to capture these shots with my camera. I had to get really creative and stand close to the lights that they had installed in the rocks in order to really get some halfway decent shots on this visit. In any case, I think I got enough shots for you to clearly see I was in a cave, and it was cool and pretty and what not, LOL. For those of you who haven’t been in a cave before, this is a pretty cool one to visit, especially if you are trying to get some exercise in; this cave was about a 2 mile walk all the way through. They had people standing at halfway points throughout the cave to share some history about it. If your planning a family vacation, this is a great family trip to consider. Virginia not only has good eats, but amazing activities for the wine drinkers, adventure-seekers, hiking types, and beyond.

All in all, we had a pretty good visit, and then went to grab some grub with a dear friend in Richmond a few hours afterwards. Deets on the grub date to come. So were almost halfway sort of kind of close to Friday, YAY! You can do it! I believe in you!

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie