Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tour and Wednesday Evening

Wednesday's tour included a bus tour of noteworthy places in Richmond including Virginia Commonweath University and Monument Avenue.  We toured the John Wickham House and the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio. Here I am (above) in the sculpture studio.  Below, some tourists take a break.  From Left:  Ron Fong, Patricia Corte Rooney, Joe Rooney, and Guy Shannon.

After the tour of the Wickham House and Valentine Studio the bus dropped us off at Carytown, where we had lunch and visited a few shops.

After lunch we visited the Maymont Mansion, home of James and Sallie May Dooley.  This picture (above) shows the servant quarters downstairs.

This case shows some of the items the servants used to take care of the family living upstairs. 

This is one of the fancy rooms upstairs at Maymont Mansion.

Hmmm....I wonder if  Sallie May Dooley enjoyed "paper" as much as we do?  Here is her scrapbook. 

On Wednesday evening we were treated to a fascinating presentation about the Ghosts of Richmond.  Apparently Richmond has more than its share of ghost stories.  The town seems to be haunted by dogs, soldiers, men lost in mines and even a friendly ghost at the Governor's mansion.  The evening was topped off with birthday cake and our FIRST souvenir of the convention--a paper doll of Ron Fong to celebrate his birthday!!

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