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Friday, May 29, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 45 - Beachgoers

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Chesapeake Bay, VA

This cute pooch was having a ball, literally! His person would throw the ball into the water, he'd swim out to get it, then let the surf carry him back to shore! Smart little dude!

Now for some Willy Nillys!

1) Father's Day gift idea ..I love that!

2) Wanna see something so adorable you won't be able to stop smiling? Well then check out this SURFING PIG ...oh my gosh!!

3) Have you heard of Pay-What-You-Want restaurants? Pretty cool idea!

4) Speaking of restaurants, check out THIS RAD collection of vintage LA menus!

5) I don't think I have shown you THIS before...it is called While I Am Here - The Legacy Project...I had bookmarked it a while back meaning to share it, so there it is....it's pretty touching.

Anyways, there's my 5 for the week...now it's your turn...post 5 random things, anything at all, link back to me and link up so we can visit you! If you have time, visit other players in the link up! Thanks for joining in and have a great weekend :)



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence In Newport News

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City Center Fountain . Newport News

I always get excited when I see a Virginia "LOVE" sign and I guess I have Nick pretty well trained....we both saw this at the same time and he just said "ok, calm down, I'm pulling over" haha....We were confused "LOVE NN" "what is NN?"...Braden "Newport News"....us: "OHHHHHH" ....sometimes you just think too hard! For more on Oyster Point CLICK HERE

Linking with Signs, Signs & Good Fences

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Great Egret - Grandview Nature Preserve

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Grandview Nature Preserve . Hampton

This is one of our favorite spots in Hampton...I've shown you this place before RIGHT HERE ...and yes, we had our annual crab dinner on the beach again :)

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday and if you'd like more info on the preserve CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beach Week(end)

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Hampton, VA

I showed you this house when we were here last year, RIGHT HERE ...Nick stopped and talked to the work guys and it turns out it had been condemned and was just totally redone...I still prefer the old blue color before. But guess since they didn't ask me, it doesn't really matter haha...We just got back from a last minute holiday weekend in the Hampton Roads area. More to show this week...but most importantly....
This guy graduated high school on Friday. Christian, my 2nd oldest. He left yesterday to go on a camping trip with a couple of buddies. I hope they are having fun and safe! They will be home tomorrow. I will be much more relaxed having him back home!

Linking with Our World Tuesday

Friday, May 22, 2015

Abandoned Main Street X & Willy Nilly 5 No. 44

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For today's Willy Nilly I am going to wrap up my Pamplin City photos....sooooo...here we go....
1)
This little building looks like it's getting a make-over!

2)
This little lady came out of no-where...she came running as soon as we got there...said we set off an alarm because we touched a building...she then carried on a conversation with us and herself...bless her heart...here she is giving my husband a much "unwanted" tour lol....she was nice anyway....

3)
The old Pamplin City train depot...donated by Norfolk Southern and now used as a library. Yay! This is located across the street from the bank I showed you...if you are following...there will be a test...just joking...maybe ;)

4)
The back-side of one of the buildings I've shown you....love the ghost signs!

5)
Another back view of another building...the backs look like they are in a little bit better shape than the fronts right?!

Now it's your turn....post 5 randoms, link up and visit others! Have a great Memorial Weekend (if you are an American!) and take a moment to thank those who gave all .... I am taking a break till Tuesday...will catch up then!



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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Abandoned Main Street IX

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Pamplin City . Appomattox County

This old hotel actually sits behind Main Street. The hotel was built in the late 1800's as a home but then was converted to a hotel after the owner's wife became depressed following a fire at the family store.

The rain was really coming down when I took these...those are raindrops, not ghostly orbs ;)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Abandoned Main Street VIII

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Main Street . Pamplin City . Appomattox County

This is the old bank. I was able to find that it was built in the 1920's. This building isn't exactly abandoned though. I *think* I saw somewhere that they rent out rooms...maybe it was posted on the side of the building...don't quote me though ;)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Abandoned Main Street VI

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Main Street . Pamplin City . Appomattox County

Isn't it sad the way the things were just left in the store like this?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Abandoned Main Street V & Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 43

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Pamplin City, Appomattox County

Someone make an offer!

Now for some Willy Nilly time:

1) Lost Communities of Virginia ...be sure to watch the slideshow!

2) These Ten Abandoned Buildings In Virginia Will Send Chills Down Your Spine (notice Main Street Pamplin City listed)

3) Many Of Virginia's Historic Sites In Jeopardy (Pamplin mentioned)

4) Here's an interesting blog I just found Preservation Virginia

5) Abandoned In Virginia ...another neat blog!

Well that's all I have for this week! Now it is your turn, post 5 randoms, link up and visit others! Have a great weekend!



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Abandoned Main Street IV

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This was the closest I could get the boys to this building. They said this was the creepiest one. I said it was actually my favorite. Just something about it.
This is the backside...
And a bit of a fence and sign...anyone able to make that out?
Pamplin City, Appomattox County

This is the 3rd building, going in order from Monday's post. Of course there was only a 20% chance of storms...and it had to start raining when we got there. Lots of the pictures look sunny but it was still raining.

Linking with Signs, Signs & Good Fences


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Abandoned Main Street III

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Pamplin City . Appomattox County

This is the 2nd building, next door to yesterday's building. And yes, I noticed the number plaques being new too. I don't know why that is. Perhaps something to do with the revitalization efforts? I love that colored glass over the door.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Abandoned Main Street II

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Main Street . Pamplin City . Appomattox County

I know I'm totally overloading you on pictures right now but I wanted to show you every detail. This is the first building along Main Street. I thought it would be easy to find info on it since it has a name but nope, nothing comes up...hmmmmm...tomorrow I will show you building #2!

There are people that live in Pamplin City, this is just one part that has been deserted. At the end of this street sits the Pamplin train depot, which is now the library. For more on Pamplin City CLICK HERE

Linking with Our World Tuesday

Monday, May 11, 2015

Abandoned Main Street

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Main Street . Pamplin City . Appomattox County

On Sunday we took a little drive to Pamplin City. I had been wanting to see abandoned Main Street ever since I first heard about it. I don't know why it is abandoned and will need to dig a little deeper to find out. The buildings are currently used for storage and there's buzz of a revitalization once the High Bridge Trail connects to Pamplin.

I'll show you more of the buildings this week :)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 42

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JMU Arboretum

I always think it is so cute to see an older couple holding hands ;)

Willy Nilly Time:

1) Why? Dating Site For Dead Singles

2) Mother's Day is Sunday...do you know how it got started? READ ABOUT IT HERE

3) This is funny Texts From Mom

4) I love this song...doesn't she have a great voice? She's Rob Schneider's daughter!


5) Famous TV Moms

Now it's your turn! Post 5 randoms, link up and visit others! Have fun, have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day moms!