Monday, March 17, 2014
Mountain Hike Monday - North Bank Trail
Saturday was such a beautiful day to be outside! So, we took Charlie and went hiking on the North Bank Trail in downtown Richmond! And, Charlie was all smiles!
We parked near the pump track/Boulevard Bridge lot and started our hike there along Maymont! We could even see the bear!
It really was a glorious day! I'd been wanting to hike this route for a while, so was very anxious to get a great day to get outside!
There are so many trails downtown that it can seem like a maze. We're still learning them all and how they connect. Dynamo rides down here with the guys but all of this is new to me!
Charlie always wants to be the leader, but spends lots of time looking for his slow momma! We stopped for a photo opp and some water!
Did you say water?
We passed a couple of cemeteries, but I was looking in particular for Hollywood Cemetery!
The views from the trail were amazing...
The city really is lovely!
We finally got there - Hollywood Cemetery!
It was breathtaking!
The boys rested on the bench while I wandered around and read the headstones and snapped pics!
Here was Jefferson Davis' monument...
And, Lewis Ginter...
His company produced the first pre-packaged cigarettes! Also known for sharing his fortune to help build the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond because he wanted Richmond to have the finest hotel in the south!
His mausoleum overlooks the water...
You could spend hours walking and looking! It is beautiful...
There were people everywhere...
This kind lady shared a copy of an old book with me that tells the various historical facts about the cemetery. I can't wait to go back and see the whole place!
So much history!
Inside the book it said that the name for the cemetery came about due to the abundance of holly trees found on the grounds. Hence Holly-Wood!
We turned back and at the end of our hike we had completed 5 miles! What a beautiful day together!!