Papa’s World – Loudoun United coming !!!!

We have been following soccer for I guess 14 years –

Maddy was four when she started to play – then Ella !

Now – we will follow Maddy in college –

and continue to follow Ella in travel and H.S. soccer –

But – on 8 -9-19 – something new is about to happen !

And since I write this a week ahead of time –

last night –

it happened!

GOOD MORNING

We will have a professional soccer team about six miles away !

LOUDOUN UNITED SOCCER TEAM –

A farm team of D.C. United in Washington D.C.

Where players are developed – much as minor league baseball !

Site of new soccer field

Almost across from the Leesburg airport –

and part a huge soccer complex already there –

( where our grand daughter Maddy practiced for three years )

sits a complex of 12 to 16 soccer fields

And is part of Loudoun County !

Site work

It also contains a complex of base ball diamonds –

and both grass and turf fields.

Major tournaments both in baseball – softball

and soccer are played here

and is a hot bed for recruitment for soccer for college.

Beginning to take shape

A new four lane road with a traffic signal was built –

along with additional parking for over 700 cars –

along with lots already there for 700 cars.

More parking is in the plans !

In addition to the new stadium –

four more fields are being built

as part of the deal for the land with the county –

and two turf fields also will be built –

along with a state of the art training facility.

One of the turf fields will be for the pro team only

while the other fields will be for the County park.

Work progressing

We have known about this for some time –

as it has been in the news –

and Washington D.C. United –

just opened their new stadium –

which sits about a quarter mile from Nat’s Park

In the last two months !

So – big time Soccer is now here !

BLEACHERS

Being so close – instead of going into D.C. to Audi Field

we can jump in the car and be in the lot in 15 minutes –

of course traffic may become a problem and it will take longer

but still – to have this is just awesome !

Becoming a new fixture

Although Maddy will no longer be coming here for games and practice

There may be a chance that Ella’s travel team may play here.

Almost done

Our hope is to attend games –

and see some future players play in the big time.

Field is ready

This is a beautiful area –

and as the plan moves forward with the additional complex

It is a gold star for the County !

August 9 th. Professional Soccer came to Loudoun County !

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Papa’s World – “My fit bit isn’t recording my steps” !

For the last 4 or 5 years – I have heard this over and over !

Notice fit bit on wrist

Sherry tells me this all the time – my fit bit records differently than hers !

Even though we walk the same distance !

So – I swapped – I wore hers -she wore mine !

And she is right – I still recorded more steps !

Then she posted on face book asking if anyone knew WHY !!!!!

Well – you can imagine the response –

anything from she has longer legs – most likely true –

to I take more steps – untrue –

as we walked today and she was matching my stride –

and I still had plus 300 steps !

She is tall – I have her by a inch !

She has to swing her arms – I grabbed some books from the free trail library

I didn’t swing my arms carrying them – I still had more steps !

She has a much longer stride – there fore I take more steps !

PLEASE !!!!

So – how do you explain it ?

Some say calibrate the fit bit – she did –

still the same !

Now – like me –

when I walk by her computer –

( she tells me to stay away from it )

Something will happen –

It is just the way of my life !

So my theory –

IT SOMEHOW IS HER !!!!!

X FILES !!!

What I say

So – I tell her –

it is not how you got to the THREE PLUS MILES –

But the fact in the end –

it still is THREE PLUS MILES !!!!!

Now that goes over like a lead balloon –

But in the end – we both did the same distance –

And to be truthful

It just does not mean as much to me as it does to her –

sort of like my PHONE –

I only use it to talk to her or take pictures ! LOL

( by the way – it does the same things as my computer – it isn’t me )

So – today – she still thinks that I am not doing all those steps !

Of course – I just think –

” It isn’t me to question why – but for me to do or die “

So – I ask her first and adjust my steps according to what she says ! LOL

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Papa’s World – During the Summer – FOOD TRUCK’S

GOOD MORNING

Every other Thursday – during the Summer months –

Across from the Town Center – by the Legacy Park –

FOOD TRUCKS gather – 7 to 10 of them !

From 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY
LEGACY PARK
BRAMBLETON TOWN CENTER

We have gone the last two times and have tried three different food trucks !

The cost is a little less than if you went to a restaurant –

And the meals are really good !

I had the Angus Organic beef burger
from this green and yellow food truck

I had the organic – grass feed Angus beef burger –

I would say it was almost a 1/2 pound bugger –

and almost no grease dripping !

Sherry had from another truck –

Pulled BBQ Pork – beans – mac and cheese and coleslaw-

Altogether on one plate –

And if you have ever been to Rochester N.Y.

Up there it is called a ” GARBAGE PLATE “

and for years and years the college students have raved over it !

Finding a bench in the park
Most tables and benches
in the park were already occupied
Early gathering of people

We did find a bench – a lot of people did the same thing we did!

We just sat down – no drinks – just our food – and watched the children play.

The food truck with grass fed – organic beef

I have to say – every other Thursday – we most likely will attend –

And – on opposite Thursdays – is live – open air –

stage entertainment – concerts !

This is all part of what they call the SUMMER SERIES festival.

You bring your lawn chair – they have some food trucks –

It is all blocked off and you get a ID wrist band –

only if you are purchasing a beer from the beer truck-

you can bring your own picnic

And from 7:00 to 9 PM. live music !

They erect a large stage

and each time – different music – for all ages.

Leaving the food trucks
and walking back to the car

This is just a part of our lives in Brambleton Va.

Listed as one of the top 25 community’s in the USA.

Walking back to the town center

The town center with other shopping – entertainment –

Movies – restaurants – banking – bars – groceries –

dry cleaning – parking garages – health center – etc.

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Papa’s World – Walking the Billy Goat Trail – Great Falls

On Sunday after church service and adult education –

Sherry said

” Lets do something ” !

She had told me to wear my walking sneakers –

She said we can go to one of three places –

Georgetown – some where in D.C.

or Great Falls !

Sherry & Tom at Great Falls

Now – 18 or 19 years ago –

we went there – and have not been back since –

So – I said – how far do I have to drive

and she looked it up –

six miles – DONE –

I do not want to drive into Georgetown or DC !

Great Falls

I had forgotten just how beautiful this place is !

A man in a Kayak trying to go up the rapids

You actually can pay and go down the river in huge rubber tubes –

There were people getting ready to do this but we missed them.

The Billy Goat trail

Somehow as we were climbing up and over and trough the rocks

on The Billy Goat Trail –

They had put in and gone on their way !

We did however see one lone Kayak trying to go up the rapids !

There were several places along the trail

That people were going to rope down !

Flood stages over the years

It is really hard to believe that where she is standing –

FLOOD WATERS !

A lot of these dates correspond to major storms and ice and snow melt !

Mather’s Gorge

The Billy Goat Trail is full of rocks and boulders such as you see here.

I found myself gingerly placing my feet down in order not to slip.

It was dry and very hot out – 95 degrees –

I do not think I would walk this after a good rain.

Being it would be extremely slippery !

Below is where they put the tubes in

Most of this trail stayed away from the gorge edge –

but had little side trails that you could walk out to see over –

often times you actually could stand on rocks – NOT ME !

One of three overlooks

There were Three major over looks that had walls waist high –

Those I did – and were quite safe !

There were volunteers constantly walking the trail and overlooks –

making sure everyone obeyed the park rules !

I was surprised that they actually let people repel over the sides

and climb back up again !

I do not know if you have to have a permit to do that ?

I did read where you had to check in and register !

Old growth trees along side the canal

In 1784 – a series of five canals were constructed

and are still there

The main path follows along right where the footpath was

George Washington presided over the effort to construct the canal

and after completion in 1802 –

it operated for 26 years .

Old growth trees along side the old canal

It would take three days to travel the old canal from Cumberland Md.

To Georgetown – a distance of 190 miles –

the boats were flat –

pointed at both ends –

75 feet long and 5 feet wide !

After arriving at Georgetown

most of the boats were

sold for lumber

and the boatmen would then walk back home !

This area was a major trade center between the Indians and the colony.

View of the river

I was also surprised to see all the area to have picnics !

There were many tables and grills –

A host of families – and wide open spaces – shaded by the old trees !

A very nice visitors center and bathrooms –

along with a concession stand where you could buy Hot dogs

Pizza – other food and ice cream bars etc.

A deer eating 20 feet from us

I hope you liked our little side trip to GREAT FALLS PARK

On the Virginia side !

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When you children go forth and start a adventure –

you always worry – you pray – and then you sit back and watch!

THE STORE
GOOD MORNING

That happened some 14 to 15 months ago –

A dream came to reality –

A high end kids consignment store was opened by Tammy –

Our youngest –

Store front
21020 Sycolin Road
125 Ashburn Va.
571-417-3060

She dreamed of this for over 10 years –

and today she does a healthy business –

walk ins but the majority is over the internet –

She posts multiple pictures of high end – upscale children’s clothes !

Only the best are taken in – most never worn !

Pay on line
shipped direct to customer

The concept is easy – take pictures – post on line –

customer pays on line – she then ships directly to customer !

Of course walk ins are also welcomed –

and the consignments decrease in value the longer they are there –

with a three month window –

Then they are returned or if the person does not want them back

they are donated to charity !

Part of the inventory

She is very selective on brands and condition –

a high percentage of clothing has never been worn !

Part of inventory in store

the site address is 529kidsconsignloudoun

You can view pictures – sizes and gender on the site

It also explains how to pay and her ship direct is very affordable !

Or you can call 571-417-3060 !

Store inventory
includes other items besides clothes
Shoes – bags – strollers – maternity
Pictures – cards – gifts

While there I noticed new pictures of the family

Bode and Tammy – first boy grand child after five girls !

The photography by Erica D.
The twins – Taylor and Cassidy
” I AM LITTLE – SOME DAY I WILL BE BIGGER “
CASSIDY

Some of the best photography !

Taylor

I think in my mind – she (ERICA D.) nailed this one !

TAYLOR !

Cassidy – Tammy – Bode – Marcus -Taylor
The Krohn Family

Today – we watch – we help out when needed

But a dream has formed and come true

You still worry

But pride over comes that

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Papa’s World – a bright day in another GRAY DAY !

GOOD MORNING

I write this post in a reflection of a past experience I had with my neighbor !

THE INTERSECTION
and his house

It was 2014 or 2015 –

Summer – I was sitting on our front porch –

Which I do all the time – listening to Sports Talk on my radio.

A car came from my right into this intersection –

At first I thought he was just doing a U turn swinging to the right –

and back to the left!

I was sitting to the left by the door

Then he came to a stop and rolled his window down –

STRANGE !

His car door and window was facing the house on the corner !

I thought he was looking at the rain gauge on my neighbors house !

Then – he lifted a camera out the window and took pictures !

This all happened within seconds !

And caught me completely by surprise !

WHAT IS GOING ON ?

Then he completed his turn and sped off !

I had no idea what just happened –

But I sure as hell was going to tell my neighbor when he got home !

You see –

my neighbor worked for the GOVERNMENT –

Actually – as I had learned before –

” THE FBI ” !

In this cyber World

When he got home and came back outside-

I walked over –

greeted him and shook his hand –

We had become a couple guys who stood by the street and talked.

Sports – lawn care – his wife was good friends with Sherry.

I told him what I had seen !

His first response –

” DID YOU GET THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER ” ?

At that moment – this would of been genius

You know – I did not even think of that –

it all happened so fast !

That is when he did two things –

One – he gave me his business card –

His name ——– and his credentials

DIRECTOR OF WORLDWIDE COUNTER TERRORISM – THE FBI !

( To this day I still have this card )

And then he told me another two things –

He had been testifying before either the Senate or Congress

Belief in our Country
and the FBI

About the Chinese hacking our security systems

( CYBER SECURITY )

and two weeks prior –

His wife had noticed a black SUV parked across the street –

She had taken down the license plant number

and called his private number

( He told me to call that number )

He ran the plate numbers –

and they came back as they did not exist !

The book I just finished reading
CYBER SECURITY and the capture of Robert Hanssen

Which is why I am writing this blog in light of last weeks testimony

On the Mueller report.

This book tells the true story of just how the FBI captured

the longest running

” MOLE”

in FBI or this entire Country’s history !

And it all took place right around where we live –

They captured him in 2001

after his 22 YEARS of giving away our secrets !

( he did damage to this day that still affects our Country )

TRUE STORY THAT CONFIRMS THE MUELLER REPORT

One of my wife’s friends was this guy Hanssen’s neighbor

and actually spoke to him as he was walking his dog

the day they caught him !

If you read this book – read it to the end

The information is all there for you to make a decision

on what to believe or not believe in the Mueller report

and what is FAKE NEWS vs. REAL NEWS !

The view of my house from my neighbor’s house

My neighbor has since retired

( before the firing of the Director )

and moved away –

My wife is still in contact and last year

They inquired if we were going to be home as they would be in the area.

Unfortunately we were away.

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Papa’s World – over 55 community – reality

It started a little over a year ago –

there has long been rumors –

There would be a over 55 community built along the lake !

GOOD MORNING

The site work has been ongoing for the last 16 to 24 months –

Then – about a year ago – building started !

Walking through the woods

One of the trails we walk – was extended –

and now it took us directly to the new community

about one mile from our home.

Nearing the lake

We could watch from the trail the construction starting –

but we could not walk around the lake as our trail ended.

Then – they opened it up – with gravel – then black top !

Close to seeing the lake



The beginning of the lake –

The town houses already built

As we progressed along the path –

the new huge clubhouse comes into view

The club house

The club house has both a indoor and out door pools –

along with two pickle ball courts !

There are conference rooms – activity center –

and covered veranda’s

Fishing dock and indoor pool area

There are already several different houses built

There are single family homes –

Town houses – Condo’s and four story townhouses!

Viewing from chairs placed around the lake

Construction is everywhere –

and now we can walk around the entire lake

Adding miles to our already existing 15 miles of trails.

View before the dam

The new name is BIRCHWOOD – over 55 community –

Brambleton Va.

They will have their own HOA

Hoping you enjoyed our new walk –

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