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

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