Maymont Mansion -- Richmond, Virginia
"Maymont was given to all of us by James Henry and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 through 1925. They wanted Maymont to be preserved so that new generations could enjoy it as much as they did. It’s a special place where the man-made elegance of art and architecture is surrounded by the natural beauty of plants, animals, water and paths. Whether strolling through the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters play, petting a goat or picnicking on the lawn, Maymont is a gift of 100 acres given for all to enjoy" --Maymont Foundation
On a whim while visiting North Carolina we decided to spend a few days in Virginia. Without a plan, we drove to Richmond and just started hunting for the Virginia Tourism Corporation LOVEworks One sign lead us to Maymont Park, and every dream I ever could have had just appeared right before my very eyes. It was the most majestic place. My heaven on earth! I am now -- more than ever -- hopelessly in love with Virginia. If anyone needs to know how this could be -- just head to Maymont.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein
Have you been to Maymont? If you are from Virginia, going to Virginia, or wanting to go to Virginia -- Please plan to make a stop at Maymont. You will not be disappointed! Make sure you come back and share your experience with us!
What part of the world are you hopelessly in love with? Share your photos and stories with us! What do you love about it and why must we add it to our bucket list?