On our way to visit Barbara and Alan, Mom and I stopped in Richmond and visited the beautiful Hollywood cemetery overlooking the James River. Highlights of the cemetery included the Confederate officers section, a dog sighting and the Presidential graves.
On Sunday on our way to pick up Dan at the Richmond airport we got to Richmond early and toured Maymont, a 100 acre estate donated to the city by James and Sallie Dooley. The grounds are perched on a hilltop above the James River and feature an Italian Garden, Japanese Garden, kid's petting zoo, historical buildings and a carriage collection.
|Monument to 18,000 Confederate soldiers buried nearby|
|Iron dog overlooking a girl's grave|
|Hydrangeas and tombstones|
|James Monroe, Fifth President|
|John Tyler, Tenth President|
|Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy|
|Maymont Mansion (see Mom peeking in the windows)|
|Hundred-year-old Japanese Gardens|
|Japanese Maple overlooking a small footbridge|
|Reflecting pond and Japanese Maple|