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We had such a great time on our trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We went to see the Ricky Scaggs concert but we packed in a whole lot more. We drove around the countryside and took in the beautiful landscape; saw hardworking people and their horses working the fields; watch the horse and buggies come into town; shopped in some lovely old towns with painted buildings that we adored; but best of all we found a few fabric outlets where I could not resist buying some gorgeous material. I’m beginning to think I have a problem. LOL! I see another trip to the area in the very near future.

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I got to appreciate a different type of art yesterday as I traveled to Lancaster PA to see Ricky Scaggs and The Kentucky Thunder. They were AWESOME! Bluegrass is alive and well in this group. It was one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a long, long time. Great job guys. We LOVED it!!!!

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Yesterday I went to see the Van Gogh Immersive Experience in Washington DC. It was very interesting…unlike any exhibit I have ever seen. Normally at an exhibit you see the paintings of an artist but at this you see copies of Van Gogh’s works and information about his life. And then you actually sit in a large room surrounded by his works projected on the walls all around you. You feel like you are inside his works. VERY DIFFERENT!

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We are having so much fun with family and friends painting together at Capon Springs Resort this week. If you didn’t make it you are missing out on so much fun!!!! We will hopefully have out 2022 dates soon so you can put it on your calendars and plan to join us to learn to paint or come to improve your painting skills. It’s a great place to relax and learn!

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The Fall Capon Springs Art Retreat starts Sunday. We will be there for 3 days. It may not be too late to get a reservation. We always have such a great and relaxing time at Capon Springs Resort and Farm. Check it out and join us for a day or two.

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We took a little trip yesterday to pay our respects to James and Dolly Madison at Montpelier, the Madison home. It’s a short drive from Front Royal and an amazing place full of history. The foundation has done a beautiful job restoring and recovering the history of the time. “Via interpretation, research, and civic education, Montpelier engages the public with Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people.” It’s worth a visit. (Click here to see the visit I made there 4 years ago.)

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The Lighthouse

On my way back to the airport I stopped to take a few more reference photos.

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wp-1594572381779.jpg Some family stories just stick with you no matter how young you were when they happened.  One such story in my family involves camping…which we did a lot of while I was growing up.  The story I refer to involves when we switched from tent camping to a trailer.  I don’t recall the year but I was young…maybe 6 or so so it had to be the late 1960’s and my mom, brother, sister, an aunt and uncle went to Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach FL and set up our campsites.  It was a Friday and my dad had to work and was coming down to meet us after work.  Just before he was to arrive a terrible storm blew in….seems like it may have been a small hurricane or at least that is how the story goes….and there was my mom holding on to my young sister as well as a tent pole while Brother held a pole and so did I.  We were practically flapping in the wind!  It passed quickly but not before the tent was gone….except for the three poles we  were holding.  About that time my dad rolls in on his motorcycle (which he had rode through the storm) and my mother greets him by putting us kids in the station wagon and driving all the way home.  I don’t ever remember seeing her that mad ever again.  That is the week we bought a camper and upgraded our camping experience.  It seems like something was said like “if you want to camp it is not going to happen in a tent ever again!”  The view you see in this photos is the very campsite where the incident occurred.  I was small but I remember it well.  It’s been fun coming back to the park to see what has changed and what is exactly the same!

 

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Nature Abounds!

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As I am away on a little Birthday Vacation I am taking loads of photos that will serve as reference material later.  An early morning walk provided much inspiration.  Plus a little double rainbow after the late afternoon rain yesterday.  Beautiful views at Fernandina Beach Florida!

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