And on the LIGHTER SIDE
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
From Lancaster,Ohio to Charleston S.C.
While in Charleston S.C. we spent one day at Patriots Point and explored The USS Clamagore ( SS-343 ) & the USS Yorktown. This was my first time inside a submarine:
The CLAMAGORE (SS-43) was built as a Balao-class submarine by Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT. Commissioned too late to see action in World War II, CLAMAGORE would serve the next 30 years during the Cold War. In 1948, CLAMAGORE underwent GUPPY II conversion to improve underwater performance. GUPPY was the term used by the Navy for its Greater Underwater Propulsion Program. READ MORE ALL ABOARD
Complement: 8 officers, 72 enlisted
I wish I had gone on a diet like Linda.
Propulsion: four 5400 hp diesel engines; four 2740 hp (2.0 MW) electric motors; two propellers
Speed: 17.2 knots (31.85 km/h) surface; 14.5 knots (26.85 km/h) submerged (30 minutes)
Next a photo from Wikipedia CIRCA 1948
Short video clip walking through the USS Clamagore Submarine docked at Patriots Point, Charleston, South Carolina. CLICK on above photo
Monday, March 14, 2011
FROM LANCASTER,OHIO TO CHARLESTON S.C.
Just back from Charleston S.C. and had a great time. Stopped in Seagrove N.C. on the way down and visited several pottery shops. We actually stayed in Mount Pleasant S.C. while we checked out Boone Hall Plantation, Middleton Place, Historic Charleston,Fort Sumter,Fort Moultrie,and the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier. As you may know I’m always interested in food so let’s start with:
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
THE FROST HAS MELTED AND THE SUN IS OUT IN LANCASTER,OHIO. THE TORNADO YESTERDAY WAS A LITTLE NORTH OF US AND SO FAR NO PROBLEMS WITH FLOODING.
Frost is the solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air. It is formed when solid surfaces are cooled to below the dew point of the adjacent air as well as below the freezing point of water. CLICK to read more.
The first few photos were taken on the back deck of my house this morning 3/01/2011
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself." Robert Frost
"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.” R.F.
"Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense." R.F. (LOL)
"Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting. " R.H.
“Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft (1,917 m). It is famous for its dangerously erratic weather, and long held the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth's surface, 231 mph (372 km/h) (or 103 m/s), on the afternoon of April 12, 1934.” WIKIPEDIA
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit Watery Wednesday.. In this photo the far horizon is the reflection of the sun off the Atlantic Ocean and yes it was cold.
and a special thanks to Mr. Frost. Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.
My wife Linda gave me a “heads up” this morning about the ice crystals.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
“Situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations' World Heritage List.” CLICK to start planning your visit
The following is a series of photos from our 2010 visit to Charlottesville Virginia and Monticello. Linda and I really enjoyed our visit and |I in particular enjoyed the gardens
“In the thick of party conflict in 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."This powerful advocate of liberty was born in 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia, inheriting from his father, a planter and surveyor, some 5,000 acres of land, and from his mother, a Randolph, high social standing. He studied at the College of William and Mary, then read law. In 1772 he married Martha Wayles Skelton, a widow, and took her to live in his partly constructed mountaintop home, Monticello.” CLICK to read more
MULBERRY ROW is a 1000 foot road which was the center of plantation activity from 1770’s til 1826 and was lined with the dependencies necessary to supply the plantation.
A few more photos of the main building:
And the inside (from postcards) NO photos allowed inside
Next, we will head back outside,kitchen,cellars,ice storage,and wine.
The kitchen was among the best equipped in Virginia. While serving as U.S. Minister to France, Jefferson purchased a large number of cooking utensils for his residence in Paris. CLICK to read more
I’ll end this post with a beautiful outside view
Appreciate you stopping by. If you are interested in history and like to travel a visit to MONTICELLO IS A MUST
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