Thursday, September 4, 2014

Good Fences - September 4th

I'm posting more photos of our Yorktown trip again for this week's Good Fences.  It was just a spur-of-the-moment idea to drive up there for the afternoon, but it was one of the best days we've spent since moving to Hampton Roads a little over a year ago.  Enjoy....

Opps, I just don't recall the name of this building,

Same place from another angle

Pier with Coast Guard escort docked

Fence including tree

A little enclosed garden area by the beach

The Nelson house
Front of Nelson House

Nelson House with cannon ball scars and a ball still embedded

Just a little sailboat on the river enjoying a good wind
A fence blockading this private beach behind the Museum

Another kind of brick fence, not rounded

A private garden's fence next to the park bench; what a view.

View of the beach and marina from the bluff with a fence around the stairs' landing

The Victory Monument
George Washington requested this Monument be erected in honor of the bravery of the bravery shown here.

Well, that's it for this Good Fences Thursday this week.  We've been traveling a great deal this summer, and I've been capturing more fences to share in the next few weeks....stay tuned.  Be sure to stop by Theresa's  Run*A*Round Ranch Report to see what fun and amazing fences others have shared this week.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

More Travel Time and Football

This past Saturday, my alma mater, The Ohio State University, played Navy in Baltimore.  My son is a BIG Buckeye fan, as am I, invited me to go to the game with him last Wednesday evenin.  Well, how can I refuse such a sweet invitation?  I've never been to a game in person, and have always wanted to go.  Since, I'm not getting any younger, I gleefully accepted!  So, Friday morning Lee and I headed up toward Baltimore to see all the Grands and spend the night.  The next day, Lee, Vince, Lisa, Annalise and I went to the Game via the Metro and light rail.

All the Midshipmen

Here's a few pictures....
Enter the Bucks
There were quite a few sailors that were still trying to leave the field

My, that is one happy face -- yep, that's my boy ;)

Annalise came along, too. 
It was a perfect day....especially since we won!  Warm, but not too warm; overcast, kept the heat down; and we were on the 50 yard line.  Wonderful seats and a terrific view of the field.  As you can see, we were amongst many fellow Buckeyes.  I think the Ohio State fans out-numbered the Navy fans in the stands substantially if you don't count the midshipmen grouped off to the side.

The Big 10 has changed a great deal.  Penn State is still with us, but they're still under suspension from the Bowl games.  Sadly, we no longer have Wisconsin in the conference, but we still have Illinois, Indiana, and the Michigans.  We now play Cincinnati, Rutgers, Maryland, and Virginia Tech, too!  Whhhaaaatttt??? So incredibly unusual; I'm not sure how I feel about it all, but it should be interesting.

When we got back home, we re-watched the game with the kids and another family from church while enjoying Donato's and ice cream sundaes.  The next morning Lee and I went out to find some doughnuts (a traditional treat to the Grands from Grandpa) before everyone got out of bed.  Then after a leisurely breakfast, Lee and I headed back to Southern Virginia.

We missed our exit off I-795 and crossed the bridge to the DelMarVa peninsula.  We took a couple of side-roads and discovered some very pretty little towns....

By the time we crossed the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Bridge, it was nearing sunset.  So we stopped at the pier for a bite to eat and to watch the sun start to go down.

Until next time....


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Good Fences - Aug 27

For Good Fences at Theresa's Blog, RunARound Ranch..

Last week we decided to take a drive up to Yorktown.  It was such a lovely day that we decided to jump onto the trolley and take a little tour.  Here are some photos I snapped with the ole' cell phone.  Enjoy.

I'll have more next week.  Until then.....


Monday, August 25, 2014

Sightings around town

From the Sub Shop

Mimosa behind the fish monger's store

From the Ferry

From the BP station

From my backyard

Along the walking path
until next time....