Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Richmond

Since we moved to Richmond 5 1/2 years ago, I've had this love/hate relationship with the place. It is certainly full of history and gorgeous architecture, which has appealed to my art history background. However, there was something that didn't fit with my personality and I can't really pinpoint what it is...Nevertheless, I will miss some really great places and things that Richmond has to offer. So...here goes with 50 things I'll miss about you, Richmond, and many memories I had here (mostly food related!) :D

  1. My house and my yard, where the hubby and I spend countless hours planting, digging and relaxing.
  2. My friends.
  3. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, the place where I volunteer and spent numerous dinners at the tea house and countless walks through the garden. This place is truly a gem in Richmond and I will miss it terribly.
  4. Kuba Kuba restaurant and their black coffee and Huevos rancheros with beans
  5. Edo Squid restaurant
  6. The sound of the Richmond speedway from my house (not!!)
  7. Walking through the Fan
  8. The holiday light festival (wow, is this amazing) at Lewis Ginter each year
  9. Bryan Park
  10. The Richmond vegetarian festival
  11. VCU's wackiness
  12. BBQ Tofu sandwiches at Harrison Street Coffee
  13. Lunches at Little Mexico
  14. Modlin Center, where we've seen some really amazing shows
  15. The Yarn Lounge, the "Pottery Barn" of yarn in my opinion :)
  16. Carytown
  17. Almond lattes at Can Can Brasserie
  18. Tree lined streets in my neighborhood
  19. Monument Avenue
  20. Karen's diner, who graciously served us free breakfast one Easter Sunday
  21. Stir Crazy cafe, where the hubby and I walked to get coffee many mornings
  22. Capital Ale House
  23. Belmont Butchery
  24. Comfort Restaurant
  25. Being close to Charlottesville
  26. Being close to Douthat State Park, another gem in Virginia
  27. Philly cheesesteak samis at that hole in the wall, Mojos
  28. The hubby's aikido parties
  29. Dinner with Katherine & Jake and the boys
  30. Sarah's dinner parties
  31. Playing Rock Band with Jen, Jill, Mike and the hubby
  32. Wine trips with crazy Bob from the wine shop
  33. Wineries - Jefferson in particular with Brix sandwiches from across the street!
  34. Fall in my neighborhood
  35. Christmas in Richmond, which always seems rather magical
  36. The Lewis Ginter plant sales
  37. The Lewis Ginter winter greenery sale (where you can get some amazing greens for wreaths!)
  38. The Maymont Herb Festival
  39. Thai food (but not the Indian food here, which is not very good)
  40. The Greek Festival
  41. Libbie & Grove - such a cute area!
  42. The stark contrast between University of Richmond and VCU, where I work
  43. Snow!
  44. Pope Avenue, which after Monument Avenue, just might be the most beautiful street in Richmond
  45. Whole Foods at ShortPump, an amazing store
  46. Malvern, another area that I love in Richmond
  47. Sette pizza
  48. Hermitage Grill
  49. My vegetable garden
  50. The renovated MovieLand theatre, with old movies and mimosas on Sunday!

4 comments:

Celestial said...

Looks like a great list to me.

Anne said...

Awwww.... I'm so happy to have shared many of those with you! And how funny is it that you count "snow" in your list of things you love about Richmond ... hahaha!
Thanks for posting. Richmond will DEFINITELY miss you guys.
See you tonight, girl.

Debbie said...

I too will miss Lewis Ginter. I so enjoyed the flowers, the butterfly exhibit, the train exhibit and the gift shop - AND the food they serve for lunch.
Hopefully you can find new areas to explore in Raleigh and invite your friends to enjoy something new too:)

TheYarnLounge said...

Awww, thanks! We're going to miss you, too, but hope you visit often!