I must confess: I have been a lifelong skeptic of The Rivah. For years, I have listened to people talk about their weekend trips to “the rivah” (which, of course, refers to the Rappahannock and not the James River. Duh.), and I have always thought “well that’s dumb. Why would you go hang out at a river when there are perfectly good beaches nearby?”I have now seen the light. I spent my entire weekend at the rivah (I just can’t help myself- I must indulge in my newfound Richmond drawl) in awe the beauty and serenity of my surroundings. I even uttered the words, “I think I might like this more than the beach.”
Thank you mom and dad, and may you enjoy many hours of much-needed rest in the coming days.