Spent a few days in Richmond, VA for the American Association for State and Local History conference last week. I enjoyed the conference a great deal, and I loved the chance to see a little bit of a city I’ve barely ever visited.
I had heard from many sources that Richmond is an awesome city, and the little bit that I saw confirmed that. The city definitely has a very DC-like vibe. My boss and I went out to dinner one evening, and walking down Broad Street definitely felt a lot like H Street, NE, here in DC–the empty store fronts and sketchy characters hanging out on the sidewalk interspersed with hip and trendy restaurants and bars. I am definitely intrigued by this city.
And because I like torturing myself, I went on Craig’s List and looked at apartments in Richmond. *facepalm* Yeah…tons of awesome one bedroom apartments in cool historic buildings with dishwashers and balconies and clawfoot tubs…renting for $600-ish a month. Wow.
So I might also be keeping an eye out for any interesting job openings down there (there’s a TON of history museums and sites in Richmond that I would be totally willing to work at!) 🙂
And in the mean time, I’m working on convincing my friends that we need to make a weekend trip there, because it’d be far cheaper than NY, and there’s probably just as much to do and see for us history nerds! 😛