Washington on Vacation

Saturday evening Jeff got up to Virginia, to join us on vacation, so Sunday we headed into Washington, to visit the monuments, which had been one of the things he really wanted to do.  We started out at the Lincoln Memorial.  Ever since we vacationed at Gettysburg a couple of years ago, any time I […]


The cabins where we were staying outside Washington, DC, adjoined the Battlefield at Chancellorsville, so we headed over there the second day we were on vacation.  I do love a good battlefield.  In case you’ve forgotten, Chancellorsville is where Stonewall Jackson was killed – shot by friendly fire.  It was a great museum & movie […]

More Zoo Pix

Here are a few more pictures to document our fun, fun day at the National Zoo on the Fourth of July.  Needless to say, I was very much looking forward to seeing the pandas when we were there.  And it just worked out perfectly.  We walked out onto the observation deck, and the momma panda […]

Fourth of July at the National Zoo

Friday morning we were up bright and early to head into the city – Washington, DC, seemed like a perfect place to spend Independence Day.  Our original plan had been to head to the National Archives, where there were all sorts of activities scheduled to celebrate the day.  As it turned out, though, it was […]

Heading to DC

We headed out on our vacation a week ago this past Thursday – July 3.  Lindee & I both worked until about the middle of the afternoon, & then she & the girls got here to pick me up, & we got on the road around 4.  Jeff took this picture of us heading out. […]

Another great summer day yesterday.  June & Mason helped me in the kitchen, making corn casserole for lunch when Papa got home from work.  Here is June adding the green peppers we’d just chopped. That afternoon, after we ate our yummy corn casserole for lunch and then had naps, we headed over to my friend […]

Not All Projects Work Out

Monday when the kids were here we tried a new craft project – making pumpkins and apples out of strips of magazine pages.  The pictures had looked so cute – and easy! – in the directions I read, but we did not find that to be the case at all.  I did go back & […]