Sunday, November 28, 2010

From Connecticut to Virginia...

Day three took us from Connecticut, into New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and finally Virginia.

The late afternoon sky in Pennsylvania was very nice and of course when in Pennsylvania, you see cows and lots of farms.

Our destination was Winchester, Virginia which was just across the VA border. We found a great hotel, The George Washington, on Piccadilly Street. We got the Room Saver rate of $72 a night and what a deal that was. We would highly recommend this hotel which is located in downtown Winchester in the historic district.

The lobby was nicely decorated for Christmas and we enjoyed an evening drink in the lobby bar.

This is a mail box near the lobby. On each floor near the elevator you can drop your mail in the chute and it will come down the tube to this box in the lobby. Quite an interesting idea.

Paul and I enjoyed a day off from driving here in this nice, quaint town. While he went to visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, I took a few hours to walk about the historic district near our hotel.

The dogwood berries, the state flower, are in full bloom.

This is a Christmas tree on the pedestrian mall. At night the old cobblestone street was lit up with Christmas lights.
One of the shop windows had a very nice display. This was a tree made of large coffee cans stacked, with lights wrapped around and decorations stuck on. Under this tree there were packages wrapped in newsprint and paper decorated with crayon drawings from children. There were also cone-filled window baskets.

I thought this antique shop was quite interesting with its ceiling decorated with open umbrellas.

And this photo is for my sister. This shop had the Christmas Spode dishes, like my sister's, but it also had a set with a crimson band which I had not seen before.

Paul also made a visit to this Civil War Museum located in an old courthouse building.

Paul and I both felt that Winchester was a travel treasure for us, as we really enjoyed our time here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

All in One Day

Truckin on down the road today...

A view of northern New Brunswick this morning

and a view of I-95 in Maine this afternoon.

Since this was the US Thanksgiving holiday, the only restaurants open in Augusta were Tim Horton's, a local Chinese restaurant and a pizza take-out. So dinner was a pizza from a cardboard box in our hotel room. We did import a Canadian beer.

Tomorrow is still on hold due to weather. We can travel tomorrow with a chance of freezing rain and rain or wait a day and hopefully have a sunny day.....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Which Beach Walk... we prefer?

This one...

Or this one?

Although we love both, it is easy to decide and we can't hardly wait.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Remember to Remember...

Once again, we approach the time when, for several minutes of our lives, we are urged to reflect on the lives lost and injured fighting for the cause.

Remembrance Day - also known as Poppy Day - commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and civilians in times of war.

Remember...wear a poppy proudly and take the time to attend a Remembrance Day Service where you live, on 11 November. Our Soldiers and their families have given up so much for us.

Say "thank you" to our soldiers, past and present, for keeping us safe.

Canada remembers...