Sunday, August 8, 2010
A Perfect Saturday at Belle Isle
First of all, happy 22nd birthday to my sister, Alisa Cole!!! You are getting old. That's all I have to say.
So we spent yesterday at Belle Isle, which is an old POW camp the Confederacy used to torture and imprison Union soldiers. Besides a prison, the isle was used for housing a steel mill in the early 1900s. There was so much history there! Though it is a somber place, it is a fun and carefree spot to spend a Saturday in Richmond.
Basically Belle Isle is a couple miles of rocks suitable for picnics, sunbathing and frolicking on the James River. You can jump from rock to rock with a gorgeous view of the city scape the entire time.
And what Matt found most fascinating was the walkway which was directly under the freeway, suspended in the air.
We had a ridiculously Richmond time at Belle Isle on Saturday. I absolutely cannot WAIT to head back that way!
Matt and Britt