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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Day Of The Big Eclipse

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Did you have a good view of the eclipse yesterday? Our schools ordered glasses and passed them out to the students and faculty. School wasn't dismissed until after 4 so the kids could all watch the eclipse from school. I brought my glasses home and watched from the deck. I was so happy they thought of this! I remember seeing the one in 1979...I was in Jr. High and we used a piece of paper with a pin hole...these glasses were so much better! I wish I could have taken a picture like I saw it through my glasses but I don't have a special filter, nor do I know how haha...anyways, this is what it must have looked like with the naked eye...I had my glasses on and just pointed my camera in the general direction...such a photographer :) ...we had pretty good visibibility and then right at the time of totality a storm cloud covered it....oh well! I am happy that I saw what I got to see anyway :)

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 140

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Michie Tavern . 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway . Charlottesville . VA . 22902

1) Michie Tavern has a loooong and interesting history dating back to 1777! Read about it HERE

2) The boys have their first football game tonight! We play our rival school. There are 2 high schools in our county and it's a big deal when we play each other...everybody comes! Our school moved up a division and so our schedule this year does not include our rival so tonight they scheduled a "benefit game" kind of as an excuse to play them!

3) Trying so hard to get used to our school schedule and all the running around...I have been spread thin but hoping I get back in my groove.

4) Tomorrow Nick's employer is having a company party at the lake...that should be fun!

5)
Somewhere in Charlottesville....(that should cool you off a bit!)

That's my 5 this week friends! I hope you will join in too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others!! Have a super weekend and stay safe!








Thursday, August 17, 2017

Est. 1762

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Charlottesville . VA


Today I am thankful for a few hours I got to spend with Ashlyn yesterday! She had to come over to do some laundry and asked me if I would go to an antique store with her because she is trying to find a table for her tv...doesn't take much to convince me to visit an antique store! We didn't find anything she liked but it was sure a nice afternoon :)

Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday & Signs, Signs

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 awesome...you might remember some of my posts from our visit a while back...you 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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1)
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 fun...it'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!