Papa’s World – Walking among the Ghosts – Korea

Long known as THE FORGOTTEN WAR –

The Korean conflict war memorial

is to me – “WALKING AMONG THE GHOSTS ” of war.

GOOD MORNING


My brother in law Bill was in this war –

and not once did he ever talk to me about it !

The closest we came was him giving me his sleeping bag –

as a teenager who used it to sleep out on –

North Western chilly nights

in a little town of Eldred Pa.

Jo Paul Sherry
walking from the Wall
to the Korean War Memorial
Sherry Paul Jo
Seeing the GHOSTS for the first time

The sight is becoming – the soldiers – silently walking –

through the shrubs – gray – white –

the effect is startling.

Paul Jo

One can almost feel the tension in the air –

the expected clash about to happen –

I often wonder what it would be like to be there –

not in Korea – but here –

on a dark silent night –

with mist swirling in from the Potomac !

Sherry – walking among the Ghosts
on the Korean War Memorial

That is the sense this brings to me –

in a War mostly forgotten

yet the vast numbers of loss and maimed

remain with us to this day.

Jo and Sherry
reading the message on the memorial
Jo and Paul
The message is here
long ago
but forever written
not to be FORGOTTEN

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Jo remembering

The Forgotten War – being visited by us –

a bucket list cross off

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Reflections of the present

among the GHOSTS of the past

The Korean Memorial

The Forgotten War

May we always remember !

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Papa’s World – Touring Washington DC.

GOOD MORNING !

The Silver line Metro – in one years time –

The new last stop will be 4 miles from our house

but until then – we must drive to Reston Va.

With no traffic – a twenty minute drive.

Before that – it was Falls Church being the closest stop.

Jo and Paul

This day our objective were to arrive in Foggy Bottom

In the midst of Geaorgetown University

Then walk down the hill to the Lincoln Memorial

It turned into a beautiful day –

Cloud cover – slight breeze – not too hot – a pleasant walk.

Sherry Jo Paul
walking Georgetown University
to the Lincoln Memorial
Paul Jo Sherry
almost to the
Lincoln Memorial

In the twenty years we have lived here

we have made that walk a dozen times or more

The first time was with our daughter Tammy

We had come down to Va. from N.Y.S.

For the job interview for Sherry and myself

as we were transferring with in the company.

We wanted to move South and I had had it with my job

While walking this very same route

We were in the midst of thousands of motorcycles

Every square inch of green space were parked bikes of all kinds.

As we got closer we could hear THE ROAR !

We had by chance encountered our very first

” ROLLING THUNDER”

250,000 Motorcycles –

coming across the 14 th. street bridge

and right down Constitution Avenue !

With the Lincoln Memorial right there !

The Lincoln Memorial

Let Freedom Ring – Ride – ROAR !

That crossed my mind as we made our way to the steps

We have been doing this for twenty years –

we are blessed !

Sherry Jo Paul
The Reflecting pool and the
Washington Monument
Paul and Jo

This was a first for Paul and Jo

never had they been here

Jo had fallen six months ago ( playing basketball with Paul )

and had broken her hip

Paul has been having problems with his disks in his back

from all those years of long distance running

They were suppose to visit last April

when all this happened

So we were not sure just how much or far they could walk

BUT THEY DID IT !

A view from with in to
the Washington Monument
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Our adventure continues

onto the ” WALL ” where we all have classmates names.

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” THE WALL “

Papa’sWorld – Yosemite – natural wonders – El Capitan

Cindy & Buck

Once again I drive – up and up – hairpin turns –

We are going to Yosemite –

Cindy – Sherry and Buck

The drop offs are a thousand feet –

There are no guard rails – the berm drops a foot

and then it is straight down !

Cindy and Sherry
later we would drive on the road at the bottom

There is no other way to describe it – 15 MPH is too fast !

I would constantly pull over at the spots to pull over to let traffic pass !

They would take the turns in the other lane –

Too many in hurry – unsafe drivers out there !

Sherry – with a wonder in back of her

In the distance you can see El Capitan –

Site of the movie FREE SOLO !

President Roosevelt

This pristine area has been preserved for one reason –

President Roosevelt !

ON THE BACK OF THE TIRE

Captured – with the view – on the back spare tire –

FAITH HOPE LOVE !!!

Buck Cindy Tom Sherry

As we made our way through the park –

many sights and scenes unfolded before us –

I am breaking this up into parts

as there is just so much to capture and so many pictures.

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Papa’s World – Last full day – SAC TOWN – RIVERBOAT !

GOOD MORNING

Friday morning – last full day in Northern California –

After nine days – seeing almost everything we wanted to see-

and all the extra unexpected things we never imagined we would see-

We went back to where this trip started –

” SAC TOWN ” as it is called –

Historical Sacramento !

Sports bar

And of course we made a stop for a brew

In the Sports bar called “SACTOWN ” !

Sherry and Buck

This place is a true SPORTS BAR –

with authentic autographs every where !

Every wall in the building

Kenny ( the snake ) Stabler Raiders Vs. Joe Montana – the ’49’s !

I just walked around and took it all in –

I can not imagine how they accumulated all of this !

Men’s room
NOTICE DRAIN ON FLOOR !
LOL

And then the KEGS in the men’s room

THAT WAS A FIRST FOR ME !

Moving on – it was time to eat a late lunch

before we boarded the boat for a riverboat ride!

Next door to the riverboat
View from lunch
Getting excited for the ride on the river
The river boat
Buck and Cindy

We made it – 3:00 PM. cruise –

Time for a brew !

Sherry and Tom

At last – in the heat – some shade – and a couple of cold drinks!

Buck and Cindy

We were on the top covered deck

and we would go I think up river

about one hour

and then turn around

and come back!

The bar on the top deck

It still was warm even up there

they had fans

but you could stand on the bow

but it was in the Sun.

Other boaters
Sherry

The cruise was informative

Sherry had been here last April

and had said the river was much higher

from all the snow melt in the mountains

Floating docks

These docks are made to rise and fall with the river

What Sherry had seen in April is marked in GREEN on the gauge pole !

Showing how much the river had come up !

To me -that is quite scary !

After our boat ride –

it was time to take in the last sights of SAC TOWN !

Cindy – Buck and Sherry

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Cindy

Cindy and Buck got a cartoon drawing

of themselves

from a artist on the street !

Buck
Buck standing in front of the DELTA QUEEN
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Papa’s World – second stop STERLING – NAPA VALLEY and then ” GOTTS ” !

GOOD MORNING

Our second and last wine tasting was at STERLING –

across the road and on top of a hill facing the castle !

Now – it was hard trying to select just where to go

after a 2 1/2 hour drive.

THERE ARE OVER 400 WINERIES IN NAPA VALLEY !

YES – a tram ride to the top and I do not like heights !

But I prevailed – fortified with Italian wine from the other winery !

OBOY !!!!!
Starting up !
Not too sure about this !

You will be just fine

do not look down

keep your eyes straight ahead !

Almost there

Then we arrived – some 3 to 5 hundred feet up !

The view of the castle

Once there – I was okay

And time to walk the halls

But I will be real –

I did not care for this wine

In fact after the second tasting

I just quit !

Second station

You had to walk a long ways between tastings !

Not quite sure what that was all about

BUCK

But this was the jewel of the trip

as far as I was concerned

a open covered patio

with 360 degrees views !!!!

On the patio

I was happy again

my two glasses

I saved them as I went

The last one was okay !

But – not something I would order

that is just me not being a wine drinker !

Time to go BACK DOWN !!!!!

Cindy & Buck

Headed back to the bottom

and then we would start the return back to our base !

But we were told –

before we go back

you have to go to St. Helena’s

and experience

GOTTS !!!!!

GOTTS

Now -just think – 50 and 60’s

open air root beer stands

music – girls on roller skates

burgers and fries and hot dogs

This is that with out the girls on roller skates

but the burgers and fries are on steroids! ( really good )

Mouth watering

This is a must if you are in Napa Valley !

Sherry and Buck

The place was spotlessly clean !

And the back was full mowed grass – putting green style

With picnic tables ( lots )

and trees for shade !

and the burgers were right on – not greasy !

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Cindy at GOTTS

And they also had their own home made ice cream !!!!

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Papa’s World -wine tasting – NAPA VALLEY – 400 to choose

GOOD MORNING

And so it began – two hours – trying to pick out the stops –

We were going to NAPA VALLEY

a good two hour drive ( ended up closer to 2 1/2 hours )

Our first choice

CASTELLO di AMOROSA – fine ITALIAN WINE !

And – I LIKED IT !!!!

The first wine I have actually liked in a tasting ! ( all of them)

And a real castle – took 30 years in planning – 15 years to construct

and at 121,000 square feet – HUGE !

Sherry
Buck and Cindy

This is a replicate of a 1300 Moorish castle

The way in !

I do not know the exact reason – other than it was a dream of the owner

But – you have to know – this is not a commercial wine

you can ONLY BUY IT HERE !

And it is all ITALIAN !!!!!

Inside the court yard
Full of spaces such as this !
More courtyards
Two story court yard
Cindy and Sherry

We choose the self guided tour !

Just the outside was worth the cost !

LUCY & ETHEL

But it was time to do inside !

We could of chosen the wine tasting
in the Banquet Hall

But instead we went to the under ground tasting room !

Heading to the bowels of the castle
Storage
Getting closer
Finally we are in the tasting room
Making out our wine tasting selections
DONE !!!!

We had a really good person who poured

in fact we paid for five

he gave us at least seven

and one was from a $300.00 bottle !!!!

The kind that he had to break the wax seal !

Cindy was ecstatic over that one !!!!!
And so was Sherry and I !!!!!!
NOTE – I DRANK ALL OF MINE !

Now – normally I do not like wine

but – there was something about this ITALIAN WINE I LIKED !

The decor of the tasting room
The selections

Now -the only way to get them home

was to ship them

And they had hundreds of bottles
BUT WE COULDN’T SELECT

The bummer was that you had to select at least SIX bottles

before they would ship!

I did not like it that much ( $300.00 )

So – we toasted – marked it up to very enjoyable –

And made our way back out side

exploring as we went!

Buck and Cindy

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Beautiful grapes
GRAPES & VINES
Buck and Sherry
I can see why it is number one !

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STERLING

Our second stop on wine tasting

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Papa’s World – ” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO”

GOOD MORNING

On our list – SAN FRANCISCO – and we made it !

The Golden Gate Bridge

We left in traffic in the early morning –

and arrived still in traffic crossing the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in FOG !

We had a destination – a parking garage –

But it was surrounded by one way streets !

So – drove around and around –

passing our way in a few times

because we could not get to it.

Parking garage

The plus to all that was the garage was right across the street from Pier 39 !

Alcatraz

We also had a view of Alcatraz in the bay.

We choose not to go there as Buck and Cindy had been there

and I wanted to spend more time in the city !

Pier 39

We walked and walked Pier 39 –

NOTE – we left Sacramento in 100 plus temps

had to have light jackets as it only got to 64 and foggy.

great place to people watch and also full of unique places.

If you go here – take it all in and search out a good place to eat !

San Fran sky line

It also was close to where we bought tickets

for a 2 1/2 hour bus tour ( you can hop on and off )

we selected to stay on and then walk when we got back.

At end of Pier 39

I also recommend you walk to the end of Pier 39

where you can see hundreds of huge Harbor Seals

all barking and moving around on floating docks!

End of Pier 39 and Harbor Seals
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