Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Travel with Dan

Today I was looking for some old photos of Washington DC's old West End/Foggy Bottom similar to this photo of my father at his job at 23rd and M NW in 1963.

I found a blog that has some more information on the nomenclature of the names used for this area and the history and demographics but no pictures.  My father worked at General Tire which had this lot and a sales office. We lived in Prince George's County MD.

But in looking for the old photos, I came across this one which really IS a remarkable one. Well Done Dan Malouff!  (I did a slight edit to the original which you can see if you click the image below.)

As Dan says, you see the Potomac at the bottom, then Gaithersburg in the center and finally  the Baltimore skyline at the top.  Great shot! fwiw, you may find the comments on the original post interesting and they will identify that area of land stripped of trees on the VA side of the river.

Monday, March 26, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Weeks 6 & 7

Just a bit of catch up here with two weeks of the 2018 year. For week seven, I went with a different style using a template set from Just Jamie. Not my usual style but fun for a break especially cause it was Valentine's week.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Travel With Me Tuesday: London Day 7 December 13 a.m.

Some days need to be rest days for each of us on longer trips. We each have our own body clocks which works quite well at home when we can each easily go our own way and on our own time. Travel involves more compromise. I'm loving the double page layouts for lost of these days and coordinating and letting the flow work can be both a challenge but really rewarding. I really would like this trip scrapped by Easter? summer? We'll see!

Monday, March 12, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Weeks 4 & 5

Getting caught up in some posting here. Not sure how the past weeks have seemed so busy but that's how life is or seems some time.

Thus, almost all of January comes to a close.  Lets move on to the next February!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Boys Just Wanna Have Guns

click to see original

This ad was in the December 1966 'Boys Life' magazine. Of course. What an ideal Christmas gift!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Trade With Me Tuesday: London Day 6 PM

I decided to have a go at this final part of Day 6. I'd put this one off because I remembered how poorly I'd felt every time I looked at the photos. Finally, I had to give myself a talk  and when the double pager challenge came up in  Anna Aspnes weekly challenges, I thought that was a sign! I always try to do a good many of my pages from trips with Anna's products at Oscraps.

Doing this as a double page from the git go was not nearly as hard as I remembered it to be. I think I'll plan on doing this for a couple more layouts so this trip can finally be finished.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Today Winds, Tomorrow Ice

Well we're having fierce winds today and into tomorrow but it's not bitter cold. Temps are in the 40s and will be so on March 3. But that ice that's promised? Sadly, I don't expect to see it. Why??

Because that ice will be in/on the United States Naval Academy stadium for a Nation Hockey League game.  The above shot is from a film of the ice rink construction and the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs will play tomorrow night. That should be some excitement in this town and also totally screw up traffic. Fortunately, I don't have to go anywhere but sadly I would like to see this game despite the cold. At $155 to $405 those tickets are more than I want to spend. A few years ago a Caps season ticket holder gave us some tickets.  Fantastic seats and the price was just right! As I live so close to this stadium, I'll be able to hear the crowd from my house. That's going to have to be good enough for me!

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