Some scenes from Colonial Downs taken April 26, 2001.  (G. Petty Photos)

Any Virginia Racing Commission meeting that ends near lunchtime is a great excuse to stop by the Padow’s Deli on Atlee Road in Mechanicsville.  It’s a little off I295, but well worth the extra few minutes.  It’s located just off exit 38B about four miles before the intersection of I295 and I95 North.