Monday, October 31, 2016

Where & What in the U.S.A.

MQTlogoa Two “Quality Time” hints…

1. Florida & 2. A Museum…………………………………


“Confederate Colonel John Pemberton, who was wounded in the American Civil War and became addicted to morphine, began a quest to find a substitute for the problematic drug. The prototype Coca-Cola recipe was formulated at Pemberton's Eagle Drug and Chemical House, a drugstore in Columbus, Georgia, originally as a coca wine. He may have been inspired by the formidable success of Vin Mariani, a French coca wine. READ MORE







DSC_0295 It's soda pressing. I thought I was drowning in coca-cola, but it was only a fanta sea… LOL (maybe)




“Coca-Cola is the only business in the world where no matter which country or town or village you are in, if someone asks what do you do, and you say you work for Coca-Cola, you never have to answer the question, 'What is that?'”


DSC_0330 Now have a “Quality Time” day and while you are at it a Coca- Cola……….


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today In History 9/28/1781 The Battle of Yorktown Begins

MQTlogoa Continental Army Encampment at Yorktown Victory Center


“The life of a Revolutionary War soldier is vividly portrayed in a re-created Continental Army encampment. Historical interpreters describe and depict daily routines of American soldiers during the last year of the war, with demonstrations of military drills, musket and artillery firing, 18th-century surgical and medical practices, and the role of the quartermaster in managing troop supplies.” READ MORE 

Linda and Sara getting their orders from George Washington himself.


“SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.” “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine



“When Washington assumed command, the Continental Army truly was not even an army. Rather, it was a loosely and poorly coordinated band of militias and citizen-soldiers under control of the individual states.” READ MORE 


Time to ‘RALLY” the troops and “fire” the cannon.





F.Y.I.::: As many as 150,000 men fought as part of the Continental Army over the course of the Revolutionary War. However, there were never nearly that many serving at the same time. The largest the army was at one time was around 17,000 soldiers.



Medicine and Disease: During the Revolutionary War more soldiers died from disease than from combat. Soldiers had a poor diet, worn out clothes, damp shelters, and lived in unsanitary conditions. Diseases such as smallpox and typhus killed thousands of soldiers.


OK::::::: ONE BAD JOKE::::::::::

What is the difference between George Washington, Richard Nixon, and your mother-in-law?
Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth and your mother-in-law doesn't know the difference.


The above photo is from the Yorktown Battlefield.





How old were the soldiers? The soldiers were of all ages from young boys to old men. The majority of the soldiers, however, were ages 18-24.


This is how the cooking was done::: How do you like that oven/cook stove…  The diet of a Continental soldier during the winter of 1776 was made up of allotted rations that consisted mainly of salt meats like beef and pork, along with bread or biscuits. Check out the Victory Center on Pinterest


An upcoming post we will do a walkabout a The 1780s Virginia farm ..


At the re-created site, which includes a dwelling, separate kitchen, tobacco barn, crop field and fenced garden, historical interpreters demonstrate the seasonal cycle of work that characterized lower- to middle-class farm life in southeastern Virginia.”

DSC_0065 Thanks for stopping by: Linda and I hope you enjoyed your visit..

Map picture

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wandering with our T&B Trailer to Sleeping Bear Dunes area of Michigan (In This Post We will check out “Leland's Historic Fishtown”)

MQTlogoa This was the longest trip we have been on with our trailer (1100 miles r.t.)&( seven days six nights) and I’m glad to say everything went well. We did trade in the old Trailblazer for a better tow vehicle (Silverado 1500 Chevy truck).


The first night on the road we stayed at Fort Custer Recreation Area. All I can say is, “Wow...besides a mosquito family reunion this place was amazing.” The next day we arrived at  Sleeping Bear Dunes-Platte River Campground. These two photos show site 311 in loop three.


Platte River Campground is located in the southern district of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, on the lower peninsula of Michigan. ... It is within walking distance of the Platte River and a short walk or drive away from the Lake Michigan shore. The Platte River Campground is one of the nicest campgrounds Linda and I have stayed.  On to Fishtown…….



Fishtown is a quaint old fishing pier/village that supports an eclectic mix of shops offering all kinds of interesting wares and foods.



Linda and i were more interested in ice cream rather than smoked fish.



Maybe the Manitou Islands for another trip.



Welcome to the older a classic setting


Fishtown is one of the last genuine links to an industry that shaped coastal Michigan. Weather-beaten fishing shanties and small shops lining the mouth of the Leland River. 




Click on the above photo for slide show at the Fishtown Preservation Society.

DSC_0223 Looks like a good place to check out some fishing charters.

DSC_0225 Linda and I had a great visit to Fishtown in Leland Michigan. Hope you enjoyed the post. Next time a hike on the dunes… OH MY

DSC_0118 Have a great day……A Quality Time Day…MQTlogoa………

Wandering with our T&B Trailer to Sleeping Bear Dunes area of Michigan (In This Post We will check out “Leland's Historic Fishtown”)