Check in was at 3:00 so we decided to go out for lunch in Richmond, VA. We had not been to Bottom’s Up Pizza in years so we decided to go there for a yummy lunch. Their pizza never disappoints. I believe it’s their crust that makes the difference. It seems buttery with savory seasonings. We got the 12 inch which serves 2 people. His side was the “meat master” and my side was “the Greek”. We both agreed on extra cheese. The most random fun was seeing friends and family. We were at the restaurant on a Saturday at 2:00. What are the chances of seeing old friends and the lovely Nesbitt family? It was good to catch up on life goals and prayer requests.
We then checked into the Museum District Bed and Breakfast. I have a previous post highlighting this place if you want more details. We selected the same room and enjoyed the claw-foot tub, steam room/shower, and the light pouring into the room from all the windows. The bedroom was like an old-school sleeping porch with big windows and the modern convenience of shades that could open up the top while closing the bottom for privacy.
At 5:00, we enjoyed a social hour provided by the hostess. Then, off for a walk around the corner to The Stables, a restaurant with fine cuisine and friendly, at-home atmosphere. We were in our Grateful Dead t-shirts, cargo shorts, and jeans. We were welcomed with big smiles and friendly conversation.
Our destination was the Dead Air III at The National. This concert was postponed from January, 2022. The concert is a fundraiser and a celebration of 25 years for WNRN, an independent, non commercial radio station. The event had 26 bands doing covers of Grateful Dead tunes. We lived life large and adventurous making our way to the front of the crowd!
We danced, sang, and cheered on each unique group. Some of the songs we enjoyed hearing were Tennessee Jed, Box of Rain, Sugar Magnolia, Scarlet Begonias, and Jack Straw. Due to limited parking, we decided to take Lyft which worked out well.
We slept in because the bed was comfy and the space quiet. We decided to have our breakfast of egg omelet, waffles, fresh fruit, and orange juice in the room. The hostess was kind and accommodating.
Check out was 11:30. We headed to Maymont to exercise. We walked a couple of miles and enjoyed the beautiful landscape.
After cooling off in the car, we drove to the Short Pump area to shop. One of my favorite things to to do is to stroll around in a book store and drink coffee. Barnes and Noble was buzzing with activity and we purchased books, cards, and some early Christmas gifts.
If you are looking for a short stay and something fun to do, we highly recommend checking out Richmond’s happenings and staying at the bed and breakfast. We truly enjoyed our walks around Richmond in the Museum District for the architecture and the foliage. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is across the street and free tickets to the museum are available if you stay at the B&B.
As a couple, we have tried to be creative in our time together. We highly recommend considering a night out in Richmond as a local option. You may live pretty close to Richmond; yet, have you ever considered spending the night in the city? We highly recommend!