Sunday, December 15, 2013

Monument Avenue, RIchmond, VA

It was a sunny morning today after days of rain and cold! So we met up with the Around Town Hounds Group for a walk on Monument Avenue in Richmond to look at holiday decorations.
People stop in their cars when they see this big group of greyhounds all walking together.
Monument Avenue is an historic district. The street takes its name from a series of monumental statues that mark its major intersections. But on this day, we're out to look at the homes with their wonderful holiday decorations.
This house was all decorated with nutcrackers.
There were even nutcrackers all around the door frame.
Another pretty door!
Doors aren't the only things that are decorated! This car was decorated like Santa's sleigh? Well, it had reindeer leading it and even a little Rudolph up in the tree! For the past 10 years Keith Kissee has been lighting up Richmond's historic Monument Avenue during the holidays with "Santa's Cadillac."
Annually, he loads his white 1966 Cadillac -- contrasted with black antique plates -- with at least 80 different stuffed animals, mannequins and light fixtures.

The dogs prefer a more understated tree in the park.
The whole group at the Robert E. Lee Monument.

On December 26th and 27th, you can take an evening walking tour with the Richmond History Center for $10 and see all these beautiful homes glittery and sparkly at night!
After the walk we went to Carytown to the new Carytown Place and had lunch at Panera. The dogs were able to take a little rest after their long walk on Monument Avenue!

Happy Holidays,
Sammy & PG

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