Catching Up


Hi readers!

     It’s been a while since I’ve written.  A lot has happened in the past two weeks: my family has visited, I am applying to PA schools, I took my finals, my grandmother is switching living locations after a fall, and I got into a major car accident (all parties are fine).  I wanted to talk about the fun children’s activities and other activities that we did while my family was visiting in Richmond.  Everyone came down- one brother, his wife, and son from Philadelphia, and my other brother from Orlando.

     One of the fun activities that we all did with my nephew was go to the Children’s Museum.  Among the activities were water play, slides, a train ride, diner, veterinarian, story time, and fire truck.  Another fun activity for all ages was going to the Metro Richmond Zoo. The enclosures are large and well-suited to the animals.  Instead of categorizing the animals into areas, they were interspersed, which I happened to enjoy more.  The main draw was the cheetah exhibit. It is a rarity to breed cheetahs in captivity, and five of them were born.  Although I was able to see all five of them, one of them unfortunately died. The rest of the children’s activities were visiting the University of Richmond lake to walk around and watch the ducks and going to Deep Run Park to the playground. We also got to go to a farmer’s market. 

     In terms of restaurants, the entire family went to Q Barbecue. The hushpuppies there are amazing. The brother from Orlando, Mom, Dad, and I went to Buz and Ned’s, which was incredible.  For Sunday brunch, the entire group, including my grandmother, went to Selba.  The food, atmosphere, and portions were good as well as the service.