Wednesday, August 16, 2017

B & W Wednesday - National Museum of the Marine Corps

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18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy . Triangle . VA . 22172

This museum was might remember some of my posts from our visit a while can check them out HERE ...We need to go back and see what they've added as they were still working on post 2001 exhibits.

For more on the museum, visit their website HERE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

James Monroe's First Farm

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McCormick Road . Charlottesville

"In 1788 James Monroe purchased an 800-acre farm here to be close to his friend Thomas Jefferson and to establish a law office. In 1799 the Monroes moved to their new Highland plantation adjacent to Monticello and sold the first farm. in 1817 the Board of Visitors of Central College purchased 43 3/4 acres of Monroe’s old farm, for the Lawn and the Ranges of the “academical village” that Jefferson was planning to build with private contributions. On 6 Oct. President Monroe, with former presidents Jefferson and Madison, laid the cornerstone for its first building, Pavilion VII. On 25 Jan, 1879, Central College was charged by the General Assembly as the University of Virginia."

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Monday, August 14, 2017

Durty Nelly's Pub

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2200 Jefferson Park Ave . Charlottesville

Stopped in here on our last trip to C'ville for a beer and sandwich. Cool little dive bar with tasty sammies!

For more info on Durty Nelly's you can check out their Facebook page HERE

(Showing Charlottesville in a more peaceful time)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 139

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On Wednesday was the boys first day of 10th grade!

2) Tonight Nick and I are going to go see a Van Halen tribute band...should be's outdoors so I hope the rain holds out!

3) The boys have their first scrimmage tomorrow...all the way in Dinwiddie County, Richmond area...that's 3 hours from here...we're not making the trek so I'll miss it :(

4) Ashlyn has been at the beach all week with her friend...they went to Myrtle Beach.

5) Christian had been at the beach the week before Ashlyn...he went with his girlfriend and some friends...they went all the way to Daytona!

That's my 5 this week and I hope you will play along too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others!! Have a great and safe weekend!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Early Spring

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Explore Park . Roanoke

This was taken this past spring while the boys were on spring break...we spent the day hiking around...doesn't seem possible that summer is coming to an end already!

Today I am thankful for a few quiet hours to myself! We started back to school yesterday and I get home a few hours before everyone else...I have to say that I have enjoyed it! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mauser's Tater House

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Back in March we took a little road trip down to North Carolina to see the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge and this cute little place sits at the entrance of park where the bridge is...I had to go investigate....

Armed with this bit of info "Mauser's Tater House" I was sure I'd find loads and loads of info on it when I got home....but we know how that story goes...nothing but this:
"Home, Sweet ‘Potato’, Home - Tater pad gets new use

The Mauser Tater House that was used for many decades to cure and store sweet potatoes is now going to have a very different use — a historical learning tool located at Bunker Hill Cover Bridge.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county."

Not having the print edition of the Catawba County newspaper I have no idea what the rest of the story is...but I did find this picture of the tater house travelling down the road from the same story above:

I know you are sitting on the edge of your seats wanting more but that's all I have for ya! Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treausers

School starts tomorrow :( so sad that our summer is over...have to take the boys in for haircuts today, I'm getting one too! Happy Tuesday!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 138

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This morning's sunrise...the Blue Ridge Mountains in the's going to be a gorgeous day!

Wednesday was Ashlyn's 23rd birthday! I went over and picked her up so we could spend a few hours together. She wanted to go to Black Dog Salvage and look around for a table...everything was way out of her price range...they have cool stuff there, just pretty costly...I've heard from people around here that the prices went up after they started their show...that's too bad...anyways, after leaving Black Dog empty handed I took her to lunch at Tuco's Taqueria which is one of her favorite places...we both had a shredded beef taco and a chicken taco...oh, and a margarita :)
After that we went back to her apartment and walked around the block with Riley...

This one is a couple of houses down from her...

This one is on the corner...can you see the porch curtains on the left? I love when big porches like this have curtains!

The little alleyway that runs behind her street...

I've got to get the boys up shortly and head to the mall...we need to do some back to school starts Wednesday...booooo :(

I put shopping off till almost the last minute and wouldn't you know, today and tomorrow are "tax free" days for back to school stuff such as clothes and computers and school couldn't pay me to get out and shop tomorrow but maybe the crowds won't be so bad this morning and I can save a few bucks!

That's my 5 this week friends! I hope you will play along too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have a great weekend :)

I'm linking up with Macha's Weekend Green & Five on Friday