Papa’s World – all here enjoying the company

GOOD MORNING

We all were there by 10:30 PM.

And of course – until Jim and Dottie arrived –

The four of us played a dice game called

Mexican Train – a first for me !

A view over the pond
to the golf course
from the back patio

We decided that the next day would be walk in morning –

( Cindy and Sherry )

while the rest rested up

and had coffee looking at this view

My favorite room
of this house
I can just imagine
a gentle rain
and the rumble of
thunder !
Sipping coffee
watching the course
being watered !

I have always liked this area of N.C.

Twenty minute car ride to the beach

but far enough away from the storms

Magnolia Greens has 27 golf holes

And another twenty minutes to down town Wilmington !

Buck Dottie Jim
and Sherry
in the kitchen
with the view of the pond

Later in the day – we would head to Wilmington

To the river fest – lunch –

and the reason we all came down here

use up the six tickets Cindy had as a Christmas gift

To be locked up in THE ESCAPE ROOM !

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Dawn view of the pond
and the golf course
Magnolia Greens

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Papa’s World – trip South – time with friends.

We had planned this for some time –

Spend a long weekend with friends –

And we have been friends for 37 years !

Tom Buck Cindy Sherry
on Carolina beach N.C.
for dinner

We would arrive first – Jim and Dottie would arrive late at night !

So – we planned to have dinner on the beach –

Carolina Beach N.C.

The weather was overcast – windy but warm !

And people were in the water – surfing and swimming !

Sherry Cindy and Buck

We stopped at a place Cindy had said was very good –

Dinner on the beach

Smashed red potato’s – corn on the cob – coleslaw and steamed shrimp

already shelled !

In Old Bay Seasoning !

It was really good –

Plus we had a few drinks with us !

A storm was rolling in –

Wind picked up –

chairs blew over

so we cleaned up and packed up

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Storm coming
Storm in distance

We hurried off the beach

before it hit !

Buck and Cindy
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At the house – all friends here !

Papa’s World – The final walk and then goodbye – Jo & Paul

Jo and Paul

It was both a happy and sad day – our final walk together –

and – this walk was on their bucket list –

for I had posted many times the pictures of Sherry and I walking this path.

They found it beautiful as we do

and requested that we walk along the creek !

Where we live
Brambleton Va.

It was a quiet morning –

a little cool – around 56 degrees –

but with lots of sunshine

and soon the jackets came off !

Jo Paul Sherry
at the top of the trail

During the visit – Paul and I had discussions

the politics of the day

the discord and unending drama that happens each and every day.

The stress is not worth it.

I described to him my three critiques for every day –

One – post a smile

Two – post a good thought –

three No Politics !

Sherry Tom Jo

And those are my rules I follow –

I also write about my life – family and friends –

and I try to do that daily –

Jo and Sherry

I do this to capture my thoughts –

through pictures and words –

So after I am gone –

a record remains where friends and family can read –

where those memories are preserved –

My thought on life
Sherry and Jo

We discussed stress – we discussed life –

Paul Jo Sherry

We discussed life in general and living

We discussed how no matter what we post –

the only difference it makes is to our selves !

Jo and Sherry
Sherry and Jo
heading back home

Change has to come from with in –

And no matter how we feel

we can not change someone else.

Today – we make a change by voting

and then vote again when it is time

Jo walking back home

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Jo arriving back home

As in our walk – we start out with stress

and along the way we leave it in the walk

WHAT IF ??

Living by my three rules

Looking for what is good

Life has enough stress

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with out the stress
post smiles
good thoughts
no politics

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Papa’s World – Last full day – journey into the Blue Ridge – Visit BEAR CHASE brewery !

GOOD MORNING

We were down to our last full day !

So we ventured not East – but to the West –

To the Blue Ridge Mountains of Va.

Mountain top brewery
BEAR CHASE
right next to Mt. Weather
the Government installation

We were going to relax after three days of non stop touring !

So – we took in Bear Chase Brewery –

on top of a mountain –

with views of Reston – Tyson’s corner –

40 to 50 miles away !

Looking East toward D.C.

We arrived and only a few people were there!

Only a few people were there
We had a late lunch
and a few brews

We have been here on weekends when it is packed

both the brewery and the yards !

Lots of nooks and crannies
to enjoy friends
around a fire pit !
A air B&B you can rent
just walk to bed after a night party !

There is also a bar opened on the lawn when it is busy

and a menu for food

close by is another brewery and a winery

along with Mt. Weather where it is said

the Vice President was taken on 9 – 11 !

Sherry Jo Tom

We were going to spend a couple hours just relaxing

and taking in the view

Sherry – checking on information
about history
of the area

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Jo Sherry Paul

Next blog – final day – morning walk –

the streets of Brambleton Va.

OUR HOME

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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to Paul and Jo
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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The tour and the next blog continues on the Capital Tour

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Papa’s World – Tour the Capital and sit in on congress

WHAT IF ?
Good Morning

We had our tour guide named Henry –

And Henry was from Australia !!! MATE !

Henry – another lady – Jo – Sherry and Paul

Henry’s mother is from Tucson Az. and his father from down under !

His accent was pure Australian !

The long tunnel
to the Capital
Jo Paul Sherry and Henry
Security
The tunnel lined
by paintings by students
from each state of the Union
Continuing the walk
through the long
tunnel and complex
Almost there
Our destination
at the top
Arrival
at the visitor center
of the U.S. Capital
In the visitor center
A view to the Rotunda

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As we continue the tour – in the next blog –

you will see the historic inside of the Capital building.

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Henry -Jo – Sherry – Paul
The tour continues

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