Richmond Voted Best River Town!

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The readers of Outside Magazine have voted Richmond as the #1 River Town in America.  Of course, there was quite a campaign encouraging us to vote and we did!

The magazine expected the winner to be from Montana or Oregon, but not from the east coast.  The author details Richmond’s clean-up of pollution and crime, making it into an extraordinary adventure on the river.  There are class IV rapids for kayakers, hiking & biking trails, fishing and swimming.  My favorite boy toy enjoys taking pictures at the Pony Pasture, a favorite place as well for bird watchers.

James River rapids near Brown’s Island.

This is fantastic – what great advertising for tourism in Virginia!

Richmond has so much more, as you’ve read (and commented on) in my blog.  I’ve shared with you my trips to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and Hollywood Cemetery (named for the holly trees / shrubs).  My favorite boy toy and I have enjoyed exploring and will be exploring more.  After all, wandering is part of our nature.

Richmond skyline from the bridge over to Belle Isle.

We enjoy living here – it’s pretty, urban enough for good restaurants and shopping, and country enough for beauty.  We can take advantage of the mountains, an hour drive to the west, or visit Colonial Williamsburg, an hour to the east.  We can easily drive to see our daughter in Atlanta.  It’s a great town and not for just the river.

How nice though to make the front cover of a major magazine.

Congratulations, Richmond!