Thanks to some wonderful friends who just bought a new boat, Jay and I were lucky enough, and extremely grateful to spend a large part of Saturday cruising the James River. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to be on the water. Starting from just below the City of Richmond we got to take in a lot of sites, including the estate of Jimmy Dean (as in the country music star and more importantly the king of sausage - not the rebel without a cause), and the recreations of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, on the way to our Jamestown destination to have some lunch then head back to Richmond.
|The late, great Jimmy Dean's estate.|
|View down the James.|
|Jay couldn't wait to break out the brownie bites - his favorite.|
|The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry.|
|Look close (or enlarge the shot) and you'll see replicas of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.|
I can't think of a more fabulous way to kick off the summer and forget about all of the daily noise for a second. Thank goodness for friends who are there to help us take a 'time-out' in life when we most need it ... especially the ones with boats! ;)