Papas World – getting ready – Spring is here – Tower Gardens

Good morning!
We returned from Florida
the weather was great
saw my first robin
and decided to put
our Tower Gardens together
and start our seedlings!

I unpacked and uncovered the two Tower Gardens

that last November I cleaned up and put into storage!

One was taken apart and covered up and stored in the patio.

The other taken apart and put on shelves in the garage.

The Tower garden in the patio.
After I cleaned up the patio
from the mild winter we had.

This year I said to Sherry –

lets spit them up – one in the enclosed patio

and the other one on the back patio!

They got so big – that it was difficult working

all around them to pick cucumbers and tomato’s!

This one will be all different lettuces – herbs – chard

some bee flowers – mostly leafy plants!

This is the one on the back patio

This one will be cucumbers – tomato’s – peppers –

celery – radish – plus others –

I needed space for the vines to spread out.

We also are going to plant potato’s in large pots

like you see in the background.

I did this for the first time last year

and had 30 or 40 potato’s – small ones but tasty!

Our indoor Tower Garden
which we have done for the last five years!

Our indoor Tower Garden – at the end of January –

just before we left for our month in Florida –

We cleaned up and removed all plants!

It served us from end of October to end of January.

Had we not left – it still would of been producing!

This one has a built in timer and grow lights at the top.

Since it is in the garage and space is limited

No cucumbers or tomato’s!

We eat greens everyday !

Here are our growing pods
and all the seeds we are planting
we also plant what we call BEE FLOWERS

We have started our seedlings – which will take three or four weeks

under grow lights from the Tower Garden in the garage,

We have started various plantings –

38 plants total to start.

We have room for 56 plants!

But – even selecting everyday from these Towers

We can not eat it all!

We give some to family and some to neighbors!

Our neighbor next door has one – and she can not eat it all!

One – if planted properly –

can feed a family produce so that they buy very little from the store!

If any at all!

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March is a funny month!

70 one day and maybe snow the next day!


Papas World – when little ones come to sleep over!

It had been perhaps two months or longer!

They asked to sleep over as soon as we returned home from Florida!

But first – a trip to Trader Joe’s!
Taylor – who is going to be very tall!
Cassidy – and Bode whom look like they should be twins!

The arrangements made – the bed of foam and blankets on the floor

in our bedroom – all three will not sleep elsewhere!

The older three – only Maddy – the oldest will sleep

in another bedroom!

The arrival bags
shoes – boots
and stuffed animals

They would spend the night – and next morning –

get them ready for early church and Sunday school!

Which meant on Saturday

A trip to Barnes and Noble

A stop at Trade Joe’s ( two small shopping carts)

And then back to the house for meals!

Eating snacks
playing minecroft

They were really good – no fighting!

Taylor and her purse
I think of all the grand daughters
she will end up the tallest.
Sherry is 5′ 9″
and she just may surpass that
she now is a Harry Potter big time fan
and riding horses!
Cassidy – who does tons and tons of crafts
all from instructions
on the IPAD!
And now is taking Tennis Lessons!
and is a good roller bladder
very caring and protective of Bode!
Bode – all boy
has just learned to ride his bike
all about trucks
big machinery
and building things
now has a putting puzzles together thing!

The three of them eat all the time!

No matter what time it is

and right after they have eaten!

Yet – they are not fat

but lean –

and so full of energy!

Bodes comfy place
on the couch

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Today is feel good to be home day

Cassidy arranges her place
and she does this at night
where she sleeps!
everything has to be in order
as is how her room is!
She has a bag – just for all of this!




Papa’s World – growing – growing – growing – veggies!

For the past seven or eight years –

has it been that long ?

We have been tending our gardens –

for twelve months a year –

inside and outside !

We grow what we eat

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today –

what we grow

what we harvest

what we eat !


Somewhere in this jungle are TWO TOWER GARDENS !

And this is after Sherry pruned a lot off !

We are ankle deep in squash –

and tons of tomato’s –

We have eaten all our lettuce – since May 1st.

And we are replanting them – eight pods !


Yes – we even grow Celery and Beets !

Our growing season is a full twelve months –

because at the end of November –

We take these down – clean up –

soak them for two days in vinegar and water

And plant in our inside Tower Garden we have in the garage!

Thus – we eat twelve months of the year fresh –

no pesticide Produce !

Open pods for more lettuce

The main chore you have to do – is make sure water is in the base !

In the heat wave of Summer – I add water each day –

and only rarely do I add the Nutrients !

I have a RV filter on my water hose –

And now I do not even test the PH !

We have installed as a company – THOUSANDS of Tower Gardens –

across the United States –

In the schools –

With a developed curriculum –

( most schools have money for such projects )

In schools to teach children in a hands on gardening

to grow their own food !

My wife’s ( Sherry ) team –


has been responsible

for the installation of over 100 Tower Gardens in our NVA area !

Early morning light

Our success in growing has been where we grow them –

catching the first morning rays of the Sun –

and there after another 4 to 6 hours.

Half way through May

As the Tower Gardens looked three weeks after planting –

As they look today – 7-22-19

Eating healthy – knowing what you eat – no pesticides –

growing with no weeds –

no dirt –

just water –

air and nutrients –

Teaching in the classroom with hands on growing food –


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Papas World – exploring Saint Augustine – Florida

After stopping in South Saint Augustine

we decided to park just a block from the historic OLD TOWN!

The harbor at Saint Augustine
We parked and walked the seawall

We had been here maybe four years ago

but decided this time to just take a walk around

and end up at the old fort!

The air was warm – at least to us in the sun!

We walked the old streets and I thought just how commercial

this has all become.

It seemed like every other building was a ICE CREAM STORE!

And although the old buildings were still there

they were mostly shops and places to eat!

I was somewhat disappointed in that I wanted history –

and sadly – it just is not there like I expected!

However – with all these shops
they had provided a place for ME!!!!!

We still walked the old street and made our way to the OLD FORT!

Now that was still like it was all those years ago!

So we walked the sea wall
and straight ahead
is the Fort
with walls jutting out
to make a enclosed little harbor

The fort had walls that looked to me

were built so that a small rowboat

could disembark from a ship

row through a opening

and people could then step onto the steps

leading up to the area outside the fort walls.

We managed to be there at the right time!

As we stood beneath the wall

where the steps from the enclosed harbor were

we were just in time to witness the firing of the cannon!

It was loud and must of been a couple hundred people watching!

I still am amazed that this was built
all those years ago
when this country was so young!

The town itself is impressive when you consider

that there was no place to BUY materials to build it!

They had to shape all these huge boulders

and life them into place!

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The streets of OLD TOWN
Saint Augustine
almost all commercial now!

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Papas World – roads less traveled – coastal highway

We continued our trip North –

on the Coastal highway 1A1 –

toward Saint Augustine Florida!

On the entrance to the beach
just South of the old historical
Saint Augustine!

We stopped at a red light and Sherry said

“Lets turn right here & see if we can see the ocean”!

Well – it happened to be the access road to the beach

and this bar sat right there on the left hand side!

The Beachcomber Bar
and eatery
had fantastic fresh caught RED SHRIMP!
Very large steamed and peel!
Along with a honey IPA!

We had no idea but it was time to stop

for a bite to eat!

Come to find out – both Debby and Tammy had been here.

Along with some friends of ours

and other friends said they also were going to stop!

It also happened to be the entrance to the beach
and where you pay to drive on the beach
there was a very small parking lot
mostly for the Beachcomber
and a guy sat on a camp chair
directing people into and out of the lot

The shrimp were extra large

steamed and peel – with melted butter and hot sauce dip!

The beach street is called
“A ST”
And all the rules and directions to follow

While we sat outside – a lot of cars- trucks etc.

came and went in and out!

We actually ordered a half pound

and it was so good we ordered seconds!

Looking back from the beach
to the entrance and the Beachcomber

It was a relaxing time -sitting in the Sun –

eating shrimp – sipping some beer

and knowing our journey to Jacksonville Beach

would continue – but first we were going to stop


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Papas World – traveling the back roads of Florida!

We left our rental on Friday – the 28th at 8:45 AM.

But one last stop and picture

one of our walks we took almost everyday!

There was a blocks long park with a walking path
right across the street from us.
Either direction we went – trees – oak – palm
and these yellow flowered trees!
Everything was blooming and so green!

We decided that we would avoid the major four lanes

and drive the roads less traveled

even though it would take us through towns

red lights – and maybe a little longer!

We would end up at Jacksonville beach

for two nights for Sherry to attend a regional conference

for her Juice Plus Company – and our room –

was Ocean front – with a balcony!

Flagler Beach

The roads were straight – mostly four lane

speed limit 60 and hardly any traffic!

It was just peaceful and full of wonderful views!

And we made great time and were at 1A1 –

the highway that runs alongside the Atlantic Coast!

The first beach we came to was Flagler Beach-

very narrow but really a blue color to the water!

Hard to see the color
but it was not the typical Atlantic
color you see up and down the coast!
Very narrow beach
going in both directions
no houses on the beach side
all across the road!
I do not know what it would be like in a storm
not much space on the beach!

We then headed North and our next stop was at the

first Marine land!

I had no idea this was here
And it was the location where they
shot the old TV series
which I watched as a child!
I actually met Lloyd Bridges and his wife
at a airport as they were waiting
for their flight.
Somewhere I have a picture of them!

Many famous people have been here and at one time

it says there were more Dolphins than people!

This beach was much wider
and the boardwalk and restrooms
were very nice.
At first I thought these boulders
were put here
but the sign says they are 100’s of thousands years old
made from sand and other substance
A very nice boardwalk along the beach

And you can see where sand has either blown in

or washed in?

Not sure – but in the next picture – there was a lot of sand

on the boardwalk!

Sand on boardwalk at Marine Land!

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Papa's World – Traveling the highway – off the beaten path

We went South to Virginia Beach for a surprise birthday party –

’95 has a new express lane –

toll – opened up in the last year –

Where it merges causes a major back up for miles and miles

bumper to bumper –

four lane – MILES !

going perhaps five miles a hour !


On our return trip – I told Sherry – no more –

I am not going to get into that mess –

I AM TAKING ROUTE 17 all the way home !

I checked Map Quest – only eight miles different –

slower speed limits – so one hour difference –

Now factor in the stop and go traffic from Fredericksburg to Potomac Mills

you lose

thirty to forty five minutes –

ROUTE 17 here I come !


What a peaceful ride – hardly any traffic –

speed limit – high of 60 posted –

35 through towns –

Almost all four lane roads through the countryside!


This picture is exactly as we saw it mile after mile –

Countryside for most part flat –

Green and well kept farms and homes.


A beautiful town along the river – Tappahannock Va.

Note to myself –

Have to go back sometime to check this out !


We followed this river –

the RAPPAHANNOCK for miles –

A really nice area.

Countryside along route 17 in Virginia

The countryside along 17 reminds me of back home in SWNY & NWPA

You could do this almost the entire trip
and not see much traffic!

I will almost always take this way when I head South –

At least to get below Fredericksburg –

It made for a great attitude

I hope this helps you out when you travel South through Virginia –

Even in stormy weather it is better –

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