Getting to know Virginia – Smithfield

For Mother’s Day, the family took a nice Sunday drive to Smithfield, VA, which is about 90 minutes Southeast of Richmond.

We crossed over the Varina-Enon bridge before we turned off on to route 10.

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We passed through Prince George County, home to Bubba’s Chikin & Thangs!

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Surry County, like many back(main)roads in Virginia, was lined with many quaint farms and farmhouses.

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We practically had the whole road to ourselves the entire way there and back.

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We entered Smithfield, but turned the wrong way, away from historic downtown, so we turned around at Hearn’s Bait Barn & General Store.

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Main Street was FULL of fun, bright, old Victorian-esque homes, some of which were converted into stores and boutiques.

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Main Street had a lot of cute boutiques with jewelry, handbags, soaps, gifts and more!

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Smithfield is probably the most known for being the town that cured and produced Smithfield Ham. So of course, there are pigs everywhere ;-)

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It was a beautiful day, Mom enjoyed the drive and enjoyed the meal Dad made for dinner. I would say it was an A++ for Mother’s Day 2014 :)

 

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