Papa’s World – The tour of the Capital continues

GOOD MORNING

As we continued on the tour

I noticed the plaques over doors leading into historic rooms

The old Supreme Court room used from 1810 to 1860 – 50 years !

Historic room
Historic room

I could not help but wonder-

” IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK ” !

Historic room

Everything was just decorated in elegance.

Sherry with our tour guide Henry

We went into and out of so many rooms I lost track of just what they were !

Historic room
The many historic events
that would of happened here !
The room under the Rotunda
where George Washington was to be interred
and his wishes were to be interred
on his own property
at Mount Vernon
Henry – Jo- Sherry and Paul
under the Rotunda

The artwork and floors were just beautiful –

The walls and statues and the deco work on the walls

It is hard to explain – you just have to see it for yourself !

The speaker of the Senate
Mitch McConnell
office
Not much goes on here !

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for making the arrangements
through their congress woman
so we could do the tour
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Protests !

Papa’s World – tour continues Halls of Congress – the Capital

Set up for interviews
The floor of the Rotunda
below
Reporter or newscaster

We walked in wonder – I was amazed at seeing History !

I have loved History all my life –

this day I felt I walked among it !

The ceiling of the Rotunda
Looking up
the wall
and all the reliefs
The Rotunda
where Presidents
have been viewed

The statues – the floor – the walls and the ceiling

spoke centuries of thought to me.

Each state has a statue
or more !

There are so many statues – that we were told –

They had to move them to another room

as the weight was causing structural damage to the floor.

That room had been closed off for interior work being done!

The original statue
that was to be placed on the dome
was too heavy
so they made a lighter one
that now stands and faces
the executive branch
watching to over see JUSTICE

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Jo and Sherry
standing in front of a statue
dedicated to the Women
of the U.S.A. who have made
dramatic changes such as
Women’s rights to vote
This statue is left undone
to signify there is more to be done
and one day
A WOMEN SHALL BE ELECTED PRESIDENT !
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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 !

Next Blog

Martin Luther King

MEMORIAL

Papa’s World – All gave some – Some gave ALL – THE WALL

Today – a emotional journey into the past –

THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL –

GOOD MORNING

Leaving the Lincoln Memorial and walking across the street –

past the little building selling items

in tribute to the WAR no one wanted !

Jo and Paul

The walk was quiet – people gathering – people taking pictures –

Sherry Jo Paul

We all had classmates on THE WALL –

a very divisive time in our young lives –

our middle to late teens –

being told that we would be OVER THERE in High School!

People gathered at THE WALL

My coach saying to us –

” YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOING ” !!!

Living that for five years –

But for the grace of God – go I !

Jo Paul Sherry
capturing the name of a class mate

In my Senior year – I had a car accident –

I spent 51 days in the hospital –

not knowing if I would ever walk again

“BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD – GO I ”

Jo Paul Sherry

We all had some one to find – to honor – say a prayer –

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REFLECTIONS OF YOURSELF

Jo Sherry Paul

When you gaze – when you search –

and then you see yourselves

gazing back – looking into your soul

And you know – for what reason –

They gave it up – and you shall never forget.

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The Korean War Memorial

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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
FREEDOM TO FREEDOM
PHOTO BOMB ! LOL

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

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The Vietnam Memorial

” 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 – AIR B&B we hit the jack pot !

GOOD MORNING

And the bathrooms were grand !

We booked not knowing exactly what we were getting !

We had pictures and reviews –

but you just never know !

Hall way entrance
laundry room
and then the door way
to our own suite !

We found out later that this whole community was built in 2018 !

So – it was almost brand new – and it showed that way !

Our own private suite
with a family room
and outside patio

I set up my computer in this room

and used the drawers and table top to “SPREAD” out !

Our bedroom with walk in closet
very comfortable bed

We had our own queen size bed with a foam mattress

on top of a pillow top –

very comfortable

plus a full walk in closet with another portion we didn’t even use !

Our own private bathroom

Our bathroom had a walk in shower –

no tub but we do not use a tub anyways!

The bathroom had two doors – one from the family room !

Stairs to second floor

Then – we had a entire floor above us !

We had a family room – kitchen – dinning room –

two bedrooms and two full bathrooms –

plus a outside covered patio

with chairs for coffee !

Living room and dinning room
Kitchen with pantry to the right
View from the dinning room

It was very comfortable watching TV or eating at the table

there were art pictures on every wall – paintings !

The covered patio – balcony
Third bedroom
which we did not use !
The third full bathroom
off the dinning room
and the third bed room

The third BR and Bath we did not use !

Bedroom number two

Then there was a master bedroom

bathroom and walk in closet !

Master bath room

Very comfortable and spacious

We were very happy

everything was just perfect !

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