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  1. #11
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    Never been there, so no intel. But prayers sent.
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  2. #12
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    Sorry to hear about your daughter. As far as the area what would you like to know? I've been here for about 18 years
    "Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel plated sissy pistol."

  3. #13
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    Prayers for you and your daughter. I'm sure everything will turn out fine.

    As for Richmond, downtown is nice in the daytime, but it's not family friendly after dark. Go see what you're going to see in the daytime. The museums are great. You're also close enough to make the drive to Williamsburg and those places, if your daughters schedule allows and she feels up to it.

    Stay off Chamberlayne Ave, and out of the surrounding areas. It's notoriously bad. Generally though, bad neighborhoods in Richmond are easy to spot.
    Isaiah 54:17

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  4. #14
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    Froghalla just as one needs intel, a support team helps take back the ground. A book that helps me is HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER by Peter Rosenberger. It's a book to help you in the journey.

  5. #15
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    Mar 2016
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    In the mountains
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    Folks, thanks doesn't come close to my appreciation for your thoughts and prayers. A wise man once told me that when life hands you one of those things that completely take you into lala land and you have no idea how to carry that burden, then stop trying and hand it over to The One who can and just do what needs to be done. That's where we are on this one for sure. But as trite as it sounds, thanks for all as they mean everything!

    As far as Intel I too thank you for the comments. My daughter has been there for a few years and is pretty wise as to her surroundings but I'm not one to leave that to chance either. Things like places to stay clear of, local trends (whether tied to a specific area or not) anything you think ought to be known I appreciate. DoorGunner, thanks for the specifics. VAGlocker I'd ask also for anything you think pertinent as well. As I build my mental map of areas those are very good details.

    Again, thanks to all.
    Last edited by Froghalla; 06-16-2018 at 03:54 AM.

  6. #16
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    Maps like this are not hard to find on the internet and are generally pretty good.
    https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/va/richmond/crime

    Take care of your health, being where you don't want to be to help a loved one can be very trying. My wife and I had a similar experience a couple years ago and it took us months to recover.
    "Stupidity is thinking you can continually outvote an endless stream of third world socialists"

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by H60DoorGunner View Post
    Prayers for you and your daughter. I'm sure everything will turn out fine.

    As for Richmond, downtown is nice in the daytime, but it's not family friendly after dark. Go see what you're going to see in the daytime. The museums are great. You're also close enough to make the drive to Williamsburg and those places, if your daughters schedule allows and she feels up to it.

    Stay off Chamberlayne Ave, and out of the surrounding areas. It's notoriously bad. Generally though, bad neighborhoods in Richmond are easy to spot.

    Good advice.
    Number one son lives there.
    Number three son lived there for 4 years.
    Daylight is your friend.

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  8. #18
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    Prayers sent for everyone and a strong recovery.

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