Downtown AdventuresSeptember 19, 2013
With my Saturday afternoon wide open, I decided to embark on a journey to downtown Lynchburg. The weather couldn’t have been better. Clear skies and a solid 80 degrees. As I drove past the “historic downtown” sign, I knew I was close. The collage of color and architecture on both sides of the road made me feel like I was entering a different time period altogether. Just to give a taste of what I was seeing, this painting took up the entire span of a 2-story building wall:
So much personality and character flowed from every street corner and I was excited to spend the afternoon exploring. The one place I knew I had to visit was the all too famous “White Hart Café”. It was a vintage/trendy style coffee shop that had unfortunately closed down this past summer. However, to the joy of so many devoted customers, it was purchased by a Lynchburg local and reopened last Friday. When I walked around the street corner, I saw the sign and was excited to finally see this place for myself. It exceeded my expectations and I anticipated it becoming a new favorite study spot.
After spending a while at the White Hart I continued on my expedition around downtown Lynchburg. With no particular destination in mind, I walked all around, taking in the sights and enjoying the afternoon air. Every street had just as many beautiful buildings and cool shops as the last. One of my favorite shops I ran into was “Vintage Goods”.
Throughout that Saturday afternoon I saw so many cool areas of downtown and have yet to explore the vast majority of it. I’m so thankful that this special place, filled with so much history, is only 10 minutes away from Liberty’s campus. I’m excited to return to the White Hart and to discover even more cool places in downtown.
Now I know of one more adventure that’s always just a short drive away.