This past Friday I had most of the day to myself since my wife was working and my kids were in school. For a few weeks now, I’ve been wanting to go to the River and take a walk. The James River isn’t the prettiest river I’ve ever seen, but I do enjoy the sound of the water and the overall vibe of being in nature, albeit juxtaposed against the none-too-lovely backdrop of the city of Richmond.
And when I arrived I suppose I was most surprised by the sheer amount of people that were there. Runners, walkers, bikers, sitters, eaters–you name it, they were at the river it seemed. And thankfully I took my trusty camera with me and snapped a few shots, trying not to look TOO touristy (clicking each will enlarge it):
This one was over the canal, on a small footbridge.
Look under the bridge, and you can see the footbridge I was headed for.
And here’s the view once I got onto that long footbridge to Belle Isle.
It was definitely a walk I’ll remember, and having these photos will help. And as I walked I thought about stuff. Don’t ask me to list all the thoughts I had, but there were some that I can say were worth sharing.
Oops, just looked at the clock and I gotta run–check back later for part 2.