Day Trip pt. 1

Yesterday we took an interesting couple of detours on our way to Midlothian, Virginia.  First we stopped in Smithfield, which is known for it’s hams and bacon.  The downtown area is so clean and charming.  There were shops and restaurants along the Pagan River and it was hard to narrow my photos down to a few:

Several beautiful Victorian homes - I will go back and capture these beauties.

Several beautiful Victorian homes – I will go back and capture these beauties.

Known for it's pork products this piece of art had to be photographed!

Known for it’s pork products this piece of art had to be photographed!

Smithfield Station filled with shops and a restaurant on the Pagan River

Smithfield Station filled with shops and a restaurant on the Pagan River

Then we took the Jamestown and Scotland ferry aptly named the Pocohantas  across the James River.  It was a beautiful spring day with blue skies and the temperature was around 70 degrees.

The Pocahontas

The Pocahontas

I took lots of seagull pics but love this one on the side of the ferry

I took lots of seagull pics but love this one on the side of the ferry

Seagull in flight

Seagull in flight

One of the cars was a classic 1932 beauty

One of the cars was a classic 1932 beauty

We then drove along the scenic Route 5 and passed all of the signs for plantation homes as we were on our way to downtown Richmond.  The first stop was the historic train station with its beautiful architecture.  I-95 is right next to the upper level of the station and is visible in a few corners of these photos.

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