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This Was Not My Mother’s Bingo

A friend of mine at work invited me to play bingo at one of the local bingo parlors.  I’ve played bingo plenty of times in the past, particularly in Las Vegas with my Mother as she enjoys the game.  598 more words

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Colonial Williamsburg

The last in my Virginia 2017 series is for Colonial Williamsburg – a town that is part residence, part tourist attraction.   The shopkeepers, innkeepers, and guides are all dressed in period costume.   710 more words

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Founding Fathers’ Foundations (Part 3 of 3)

The last estate we visited was James Madison’s Montpelier. George Washington also has estates in the Virginia, but I ran out of time and didn’t get to visit Mount Vernon – hopefully next time. 202 more words

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Founding Fathers’ Foundations (Part 2 of 3)

Next up and very close to Monroe’s Highland is Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.  A more striking residence, anyone familiar with US currency will recognize the building as it is depicted on the flip side of the nickel (5 cent) coin.  521 more words

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Founding Fathers’ Foundations (Part 1 of 3)

Virginia is a hotbed for US history buffs.  Most of the founding fathers had residences in the state and several, quite impressive ones survive today. 422 more words

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Jamestown Settlement

On my Virginia trip we visited the Jamestown Settlement which is actually a series of different stops.  Ours were to the Fort and the Glass blowing exhibition.  418 more words

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William Shakespeare, meet Harry Potter

For a change of pace, the next few posts will be about exploring the state of Virginia in the USA where I spent 10 days visiting a friend and touring many interesting and historical sites.  455 more words

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