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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Lovely Places Cinco...

Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C.
From the sparking waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the splendor that is the Atlantic Ocean and Virginia's sunny beaches...the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains & the Shenandoah Valley. If you love history as I do, Virginia is a treasure trove of places to see...Arlington, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville...the homes and birthplaces of our nation's leaders and heroes. Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields intermingle and never fail to bring tears to my eyes.
Beautiful scenery, land rich in history and the largest home of the United States Navy, our home for 8 years, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
Head on up to Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland. Enjoy their historical landmarks, their ties to the US Navy, the glowing waterfronts. You will love Annapolis and it's narrow bricked streets, and Baltimore's lovely Inner Harbor Marketplace, it's ties to the game of baseball and Fort McHenry, the very place in which Francis Scott Key wrote our national anthem.
Washington DC is unforgettable in every sense of the word. The museums are unparalleled, the monuments, awe inspiring. Although rich in history, it is also the active seat of our Federal government. But the government buildings are open to us, the public. Some always, some by special pass or invitation but open they are. We have been fortunate to watch the inner workings of the Senate, the House, the National Archives...visited history, both long past and not so very in the stunning rooms of The White House.
You will run out of time to see everything long before you tire of all there is to do in this part of the world.


Valerie said...

we went to D.C. about three years ago with my best friend and his whiney wife..wasn't NEARLY as much fun as it could've been; all she did was mope and whine and argue.
grrrrr....i wanna go back - without them.

jafabrit said...

I used to live 15 mins outside of Annapolis. It is one of my FAVE places in the United States. I used to hang out there all the time and show my work in the Maryland Federation of Art on state circle.I loved seeing the photos susie, thanks for sharing.

Missy's Blog said...

We live only 20 minutes from Charlottesville (we can see the mountains on a clear day) ... and it IS gorgeous. I love visiting Thomas Jefferson's Monticello there.

Washington, DC is only an hour and a half away and it's exactly as you have described. Everytime we have family or friends visit for the first time we have to take them to DC.

Honestly, I am still AMAZED that we live in Virginia. This is so much history here ... everywhere you look.

Your pictures are wonderful!

Jen said...

I want to go to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms :)

Sheila said...

America's landscape is so rich and varied. I love to travel there. We often drove South from Canada just so we could enjoy the trip through the blue Ridge mountains, and smell that beautiful air. You can't do that in a plane..!
The soda bread is a timely recipe for St Patrick's Day..!