Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse

The Sullivan Island Lighthouse, in South Carolina, is the last major lighthouse built by the Federal Government, completed in 1962,  The tower has a unique triangle shape and looks more like an air traffic control tower than a lighthouse.   One point of the triangle faces the ocean and withstands winds up to 125 mph.  The light can be seen for 27 miles on a clear night.  The lighthouse was originally painted red and white and the residents petitioned the Government to re-paint it to black and white.

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Rainbow Row – Charleston, SC

Rainbow Row was coined for the 13 pastel colored historic Georgian buildings from 79 to 107 Bay Street in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.  The homes, originally built in the 1800s, were painted as they were restored in the 1930s and 1940s.  Prior to restoration, they were in poor condition and were so run down, they were considered slums.

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Whirligig Park – Wilson, NC

This one-of-a-kind, two acre art park features 31 of Vollis Simpson’s whiligigs in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson, North Carolina.  For more information visit the wilsonwhirligigpark.org website.

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The Cypress Trees of NC

I’ve been eyeing this spot where the cypress trees grow out of the water just a bit south west of Oriental, NC for sometime. I had this vision for a perfect sunrise. I finally made it! The sun was a bit too far to the east yet to rise directly behind the cypress trees, but the color and the reflections were fabulous!

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The Winter That Won’t Quit

Hard to believe that on 7 April, in Washington, DC, they are calling for snow flurries… but they are.   This is the winter that just won’t quit in the DC area.   Yet, my daughter and I made the trek down to the Tidal Basin, to see the Cherry Blossoms, this morning.   It was cold, wet, and windy…  with no sunrise from all the cloud cover.   But, I walked away with a little Jefferson, Washington, and Cherry Blossoms.

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The New Spring

To day, the first full day of spring, mother nature brought about 6 inches of snow to beautiful Southern Maryland.   It’s the new Spring.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Sunrise

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Wreaths Across America – Arlington 2017

My mom 

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A Weekend Trip to Colonial Williamsburg Virginia

My youngest daughter, who mastered in history, (sorry I had to get that in) and I visited Colonial Williamsburg this weekend.   The last time we were in Williamsburg together she participated in the colonial American Girl doll, Felicity, tour and tea.    Colonial Williamsburg hasn’t changed; then again, how could it?  🙂

Since everyone counts steps… we walked 18,000 steps on Friday and 12,000 steps on Saturday throughout Colonial Williamsburg .. my dogs were barking!   But so worth the visit …

Friday we had a wonderful lunch at Josiah Chownings Tavern and at Kings Arm’s Tavern on Saturday.   At Kings Arm’s Tavern we enjoyed our peanut soup while being serenade with Christmas carols from these 2 entertaining guys:

At R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse and Stage we enjoyed a cup of velvety chocolate.

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We toured the Governor’s Palace, Courthouse, Capitol, Magazine, Bruton Parish Church, the Public Gaol and so much more in very random order.   Here is a snippet of the sights throughout Colonial Williamsburg.

Capitol Reflections at Christmas

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