This post is a little (read: a lot) late but I've been putting it off for so long. Last December I took a roadtrip down to Richmond for part of my winter break to see one of my best friends, Meagan Abell! We didnt do much during the week that I stayed but I am still 110% glad I made the trip down. Meagan has turned into one of my favorite people and my closest friends; she is so talented and funny and a wonderful human being. Plus I got to spend her birthday with her! I wouldnt have had it any other way.
First day there: urban exploring. Of course.
So anyone that knows Meagan knows that she loves Chick-fil-A, which meant that my first day in Richmond resulted in a trip there! We told the lady taking our orders that it was my first time and she then brought me a free ice cream! People at Chick-fil-A are so nice.
Meagan's dog, Larry, is the cutest giant weiner dog in the world. Even when he walked on my chest when I was laying on the couch.
Our first abandoned house find! So of course we had to take selfies with it.
This place was a mess but I loved it. The inside was dark and packed with things; there was barely any open floor space and it made me wonder how on earth it got that way. We also found a couple really cute kittens and some stray cats.
This place was boring on the inside, but oh so beautiful on the outside and we went at the perfect time; everything looks better during the golden hour.
I am so glad that I got to see Zach Souliere before leaving Richmond. I had met Zach last March and seen him again in Vancouver last August. He gives the best hugs and is just a straight up awesome guy.
After leaving Meagan's, I stayed a night with longtime friend Tori Hoover, someone whom I've been friends with since my early days on Flickr and who has been a pen pal for several years now. I also got to meet her boyfriend, Ian, who I had already heard so much about. I wish I could have stayed and hung out with them longer.
My last stop before heading home: seeing the incredibly talented and wonderful Robert Cornelius! There has rarely been anyone that I've met that I've clicked with so instantly. We talked for two hours in a coffee shop about photography and friends and pineapple green tea and if I didnt still have a long drive home we probably would have stayed longer. Robert is such a lovely person.
Thank you, Meagan, for being such an amazing person and an even more amazing friend. I am so grateful that I have you in my life and I hope I will get to see you again soon.