December 3, 2011: Forty-five District I members and guests took a holiday tour of Virginia. We started with a buffet dinner at historic Hanover Tavern with extra time to enjoy their holiday festival. We then had a magical early bird tour of the GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond followed by a "tacky lights" tour of Richmond residences decorated for the holiday.
Most of us boarded the bus in Cheverly:
After we settled in, Santa Claus sent us on our way:
Across the road was Hanover County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse still in use in the United States. It was the site where Patrick Henry argued against The Parson's Cause.
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN
TACKY LIGHTS TOUR