Tag Archives: travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Today we visited Montpelier, home of Dolly and James Madison in Orange, Virginia.  Although I love Monticello, I had wanted to visit Montpelier for the gardens, but hadn’t been able to until today. This Cedar of Lebanon tree was brought … Continue reading

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If Fish Could Talk…

A lot of thinking goes on when you can’t speak immediately about what you see, especially if what you see is amazing.  The fish, hundreds of different kinds, seem to have their own personality.  Even though they can’t talk and … Continue reading

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Surviving a Scuba Vacation With Teens

This past week our family went on a scuba diving vacation to Bonaire.  It was an interesting experiment in togetherness while participating in a sporting activity.   I learned a lot of things, including the fact that staying with three … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Friends

They would have me believe they are not friends, but I know better…

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My Husband is Just a Young Grasshopper…

Thursday past we decided the last minute to go to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the weekend, which is why I haven’t posted anything since Friday.  It was an interesting weekend to say the least.  Before we even … Continue reading

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My Car in the Smithsonian???

Back in the fall we met some friends in D.C. who were visiting from the West Coast.  I love D.C.  There is so much history there–and I love history.  Meaning I love learning about history, not being a part of … Continue reading

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The Emerald Coast

Yesterday I posted the weekly photo challenge and mentioned that the ocean was green due to sea grass, and that this is the reason why the Florida coast is known as the Emerald coast.  Well, a couple of people asked … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

This pretty much sums up most every summer for us, although the beach varies.  This beach is Destin, Florida in 2010.  And no, my white balance is not off, the water really is emerald green from the sea grass in … Continue reading

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Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt

Wednesday was the beginning of a weekend that left me speechless.    It began with an irate phone call from my brother who has issues with substance abuse and violence.  Over the years I have become quite good at filtering … Continue reading

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Fashion Statements

I’m going to give myself a little bit of slack on this next topic, if only because I was young. Adding to my naiveté was a healthy dose of ignorance and a lack of a mirror. The year before I … Continue reading

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