Monday, February 9, 2009

Belle Isle

This weekend in Richmond the weather was beautiful! 70 degrees and sunny at the beginning of February. Ahhhhhhh! Love it! We decided since it was so nice we had to go exploring a bit and so we went to Belle Isle. This is about 15 minutes from our house and is in the middle of the James river. You walk over a long pedestrian bridge to get to the island and it is beautiful. Very wooded with a trail all the way around with fantastic views of the James and the city. We were excited to see lots of dogs to Zoe can go with us next time and in addition to the large rocks you can walk out into in the James there is a huge area filled with boulders to explore (this use to be some kind of foundry. The island it also filled with history - it was the site of a prison for soldiers during the war and you can read a lot of historical information about it there.

We really enjoyed the day and are planning to go back again soon. I am sure this will become a regular hang out for our family! Hope you had a great weekend!

The view of Richmond from Belle Isle:
Abbie on the bridge walking to the island:
A few shots of the James River:

Abbie and I out on the James:


shirley said...

How beautiful! So glad you had a nice and warm day!

Becky said...

So beautiful! What lovely weather.

We had a nice weekend in the low 60s and woke to snow this morning. CRAZY.

Stacey said...

So neat that it is so close to your house! What beautiful photos! Love the one of you and Abbie!!!

Char said...

That picture of you and Abbie is beautiful! Perfect for blowing up and framing! What a lovely place. I am so happy you are enjoying the new sights and sounds.