Monthly Archives: January 2011

Old Town Walkabout

I needed to get away for a few minutes, so…we headed for Old Town Alexandria for a beer. Sun was peeking out and the temp was actually very mild. Went to the Union Street Pub for a beer and an oyster. Some sort of “dragon” oyster. It was good. While walking, we saw a consignment […]

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Chris - January 30, 2011 - 10:45 am

I remember when those belts with all the chains on them were the “IN” thing! It was a long time ago. That’s a pretty one!

I Cannot Take Pictures !

I cannot get motivated. Absolutely, positively, swimmingly—just not doing it. But I snapped one since someone challenged me by putting this in front of me. I should have posed them because I notice that the lees was left on the rim of the glass. Not something a foodie would do. But, I don’t cook for […]

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Chris - January 30, 2011 - 10:44 am

A rusty camera is not a good thing! Besides, I miss the pix when you don’t post new ones! What is that thing in the cup? Somehow I don’t picture wine & chocolate going together very well but to each their own! Glad you got out for a little relaxation!

Have I Mentioned That I Really Love Trains?

I do. Really. Most times, I just stop and watch and listen when a train goes by. I get to ride them so seldom that when I do, the ride is the high point, not the destination. I wish I could go coast-to-coast in a train. I guess you actually can but at my stage […]

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Chris - January 23, 2011 - 1:43 pm

That’s a COOL shot! I can just hear the “All Aboard!” Double decker Amtraks. Wow! The ones that go thru here are just singles. Lots more riders back there, I guess!

Battlefield Barn

Next to the Aldie Battlefield I saw this old barn–falling down. Three thoughts went through my mind: (1) a wish that I could get closer, crawl (carefully) around; (2) why is it in the condition it’s in–bankruptcy, family death, family squabble…..(3) and finally, I’ll bet the wood in the barn would make great siding or […]

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Chris - January 23, 2011 - 1:44 pm

That would be a great place to explore! As you said, “carefully”. Guess I’m getting a little long in the tooth to be climbing around in old barns. Your setting were OK…..it looks old & gloomy, just like it’s supposed to look!

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