Day two found us headed to Richmond where we stopped for sandwiches at a favorite old deli in order to enjoy a picnic lunch and spend the day at one of the most glorious parks on the planet. I can't believe it has been 3 years since our last visit. ( I also can't believe how little the big brothers look in those pictures, eek, where does the time go?)
As it happened, it was about 1,000 degrees with 99% humidity this day. Alright, maybe it was really about 92 degrees but it might as well have been 1,000. The heat made little people's legs less able to walk and it might have made some parents a little less patient with whining children. Thankfully being surrounded by winding streams and rolling hills helped to offset the ill effects of the oppressive heat.
After lots of hot wandering, we ended up settling down at the edge of this little steam. We sunk our toes into the chilly water and everything was right with the world. After an extended spell of sailing leaf boats and trying to reroute the water's flow with some expert dam building, we could no longer ignore the call of the air conditioned nature center. It was just the way to end our visit, watching the fish and river otters swim in the late afternoon sunshine.
As always, Maymont proves itself to be the quintessential outdoor destination. Day Two was an excellent day indeed.