Tuesday, September 2, 2014

George's House












Mt. Vernon is a folk art delight. The building looks like stone, but is indeed wood that has been scored and painted with a sand texture to resemble stone. It is not a huge place, but has a commanding view of the Potomac river all the way to the Capitol. This is where George Washington died, December 14, 1799.








Monday, September 1, 2014

The End

Summer's over. Last day of the EX. School tomorrow. No more wearing white. Diet starts.








Friday, August 29, 2014

In Memoriam

David Lee Plummer
July 10, 1957 - August 27, 2014

A true southern gentleman and a dear dear friend. Always in my heart.


"Goodnight sweet prince"





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Musical Interlude

Heard this via Sirius Radio. Can't believe this kid is 21 years old. Can't stop this melody in my head.



This is behind the scenes making the video. Since I couldn't understand all of the lyrics I was surprised to hear him!









Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A very good place to start

A very good place to start a smallish road trip is Culpeper




A very good song for a smallish road trip near the blue ridge mountains








Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When the party is over

And this is what happens when the vacation is over!


Getting back on track again after a wonderful week in Washington, DC and area. Hopefully the first of a tradition of one week historical touring here and there. Bad girl style :)







Monday, August 18, 2014

Till we meet again

                      The end of the week vacation.

            Now is the hour when we must say goodbye. 


                   We'll meet again some sunny day. 







It does happen


















Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sunday

Dana you are no more Amish than I am, now get your pickle relish over to the preserves table and for heaven's sake lose the bonnet!   










On a roll

Really picking up the pace here in DC.  Came across a few Republicans and couldn't resist a bit of a bash up. Getting competitive here in the Capitol.  Off to visit George and Martha's place today.  














Friday, August 15, 2014

Something a little more energetic

We decided that we had best get back to raising the energy level after our smallish road trip.  This is VERY much a league of our own. 


                                Dana of course hit a home run. Way to go "Other Girls".  






Thursday, August 14, 2014

Say What???

This was my immediate reaction when Dana suggested we rise at 6 a.m., for the early breakfast seating at Afton Mountain B&B. 

She thought possibly we could rise early, go for a dip in the pool, have a few games of tennis and still be at the gates of Monticello for opening.   Day three and all is swell.   Off to visit TJefferson.  














Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Little Light Game

The weather cleared overnight and has been absolutely magnificent all day.   We headed out for Culpeper, and Charlottesville early today and are now enjoying a refreshing game on the outdoor courts of our B&B in the countryside.  A couple of wild and crazy girls we are!    Off to Monticello tomorrow.  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rain rain rain in DC

I'll be away all week and let you know how things are going using the iPad, which, has already become a chore.  Dana and I have started off our annual summer week in style. Umbrella style that is.  


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Yowsa

Speaking of blasts from the past...this just in. I have never seen this picture, but happily it came to me this morning, via email, during a pause for remembering. This is the original Stitch and Bitch group that started with an "Old English Smocking" class in North Toronto, circa 1980. When I say original, I should mention that there were several others who "opted" out of the group when the class ended and one member not present ...possibly taking the photo? This is a classic.


The names shall remain anonymous, as one or more may now be in the witness protection program...it was that sort of group. Sadly, the two matriarchs of the group have passed on. No matter where they all are, they will always live on in our hearts and minds as the best of gals. Thanks Fi.