This past weekend was full of family time and adventuring around my home state of Virginia. It was fun to escape the normal routine for the weekend to move my brother into college, explore Williamsburg and visit my best friend in Richmond.
We left early Saturday morning, and arrived in Williamsburg around lunchtime. After eating a great meal of Chipotle, we got a great start to unpacking the car. I had a vegan veggie bowl, my usual order and it was actually one of the best I have ever had. On a side note, what are your usual Chipotle orders? Would love to know!
Then, we had an afternoon of unpacking, organizing and shopping for dorm life. After getting everything settled, my family and I explored Colonial Williamsburg. We found a couple gifts and knick knacks in the cute shops. It was really cool to explore the historic sites, the shops and gardens, as the weather was a perfect breezy summer evening.
As I wandered, I could remember some of the places from when I visited Williamsburg for a 4th grade field trip—12 years ago! It was interesting to come back and meander the streets once again. Later that night, we had a family dinner before turning in for the night.
A Stop in Richmond, VA
The next day, Sunday, we headed back home and made a quick stop in Richmond. I was able to meet one of my best friends from college and see downtown Richmond a little bit. We went to this hipster café with great vegan options. It was called Lamplighter. I had a Patterson sandwich with avocado, roasted red peppers, artichokes and hummus. On the side was a yummy fruit salad with a poppyseed dressing.
We were able to sit outside in the summer sun and catch up with each other and hear about our new post-grad lives. Two hours can seem like a long distance between friends, especially with our busy work and grad school schedules, but I loved how this visit was spontaneous and how our paths were just able to cross!
Have you all traveled anywhere for an end-of-summer adventure?