Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
This is the site of the first Thanksgiving, the place where "Taps" was written and played, the site of the first commercial shipyard, and many other things. History buffs & non history buffs will enjoy.
All of the first 10 presidents have stepped foot inside this building. President Harrison lived inside this building. A signer of the Declaration of Independence lived inside this building. (Note: entrance to the basement museum.The museum is small but worth seeing.)
Cannon Ball from the attack by General J.B. Stuart on the Army of the Potomac 1862
Eleven years old….and the Medal Of Honor.. WOW
This Georgian mansion built in 1726 occupies a beautiful site overlooking the James River.
Benjamin Harrison IV built on the estate what is believed to be the oldest three-story brick mansion in Virginia and is the ancestral home to two Presidents of the United States: William Henry Harrison, his grandson, and Benjamin Harrison his great-great-grandson. READ MORE
If visiting one needs to remember, “Berkeley Plantation is real, not a Disney recreation.”
Linda and I did not have lunch at this tavern though we went inside and looked around.
You may or may not know, I’m always hungry. So for lunch..
A great place to eat..Learn More.. The tavern is located halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg. (about 25 miles from each city)
Sunday, July 20, 2014
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
Flowers of the meadow….
Interested in a winter hike:: CONKLES HOLLOW AND THE GORGE TRAIL with ( ROBERT FROST ON MY MIND )
Saturday, July 19, 2014
“Capitalism is a social system based on the principle of individual rights. Politically, it is the system of laissez-faire (freedom). Legally it is a system of objective laws (rule of law as opposed to rule of man). Economically, when such freedom is applied to the sphere of production its result is the free-market.”
Bill Gross: Economic inequality threatens capitalism READ MORE
Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industry, and the means of production are largely or entirely privately owned and operated for profit. READ MORE
Before his nomination, Warren G. Harding declared, "America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery, but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment, but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality.”
Note: original cartoon by Matt W.