Last year after much planning, discussing, and playlist-making, my friend Hilary and I drove up to Williamsburg, VA for a couple day Christmas getaway. We started with a stop in Richmond to visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, where I didn’t know what to expect, but found a treasure trove of French Impressionists. Hilary was very gracious as I practically happy danced my way through the galleries.
On the second day, we slept in and made an afternoon/evening of it in Busch Gardens. Not wanting to navigate the choppy waters of roller coasters + fancy cameras, all the photos I have from the day are of the blurry, iPhone variety. The memories are warm, though. The next day we went driving out along the James River, avoiding pricy plantations and taking a ferry just for the heck of it.