Jay, of Jay in Virginia, http://jayinva.blogspot.com/ met me at my hotel this morning and took me on a tour of his city, Richmond, Virginia. We had a nice breakfast in Richmond's hipster town, that is not how they describe it, but it is certainly how I would describe it. There are three thriving bike shops on one block - how much more hipster can you get. We went in Monument row to downtown passing the museum campus along the way. The Capital is downtown, past that under the expressways and around the train station is a wonderful warehouse district. From there we went across the James river and slightly west to a park, with wonderful rocks and rapids. My aging knees are bothering me, so we didn't make it out onto the rocks. It is clear that Jay loves his city and it is obvious why. The city appears prosperous, I was struck by the number of obviously local and successful business, shops, stores and restaurants. There are a couple of Universities that keep the city young, a mix of old and new money. Fine older neighborhoods and modern condos downtown. It looks like a fun and interesting place. THANK YOU to Jay for showing me around. If you want to see a city, have a local show you around.