The first place we found was Maymont. From what we saw, it seems like it used to be an old estate with a lot of trails to wander, a couple lakes, and lots of animals. Since we already decided we weren't going to spend money that day, we just wandered around and didn't go into the mansion or nature center. If you've been, you'll have to let me know how they are!
This lake was stocked with trout. There were signs saying you needed a fishing license (which I don't have), but we saw a guy catch a fish while we were there!
I got really excited when I saw this sign because I thought I'd get to see some turtles. No dice.
It was a fun place to walk around for a bit and we didn't even begin to explore all the things it has to offer. In case you're interested - I saw signs for raptor valley (!), an aviary, a waterfall, and tons of gardens. If you visit this place, please let me know if you see any of those things!
After an hour or so we hopped back into the car and let the GPS pick our next destination...which I'll try to tell you about by tomorrow once I finish uploading the pictures!
**Quick note: March Madness is coming up. This weekend is Selection Sunday! Chris is going to be doing a pool again, so look for links to some brackets you can print out near the end of the weekend. We hope you all play again this year! Here is a link to the winners from last year's pool.**