2013 Trip Three, NM and VA, April 21

A short post this morning. Yesterday was Sunday and a day of rest. You all were in church, right?

The Marriott timeshare is very nice and we slept in also. Chris was able to read the Sunday New York Times, a rarity for her.

VA Living Museum

VA Living Museum


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Most of the afternoon was spent at the VA Living Museum. Originally a project of the Junior League and Rotary, it morphed into a organization based on the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to show the varied and diverse ecosystems and animals of VA. With the coast, the plains and the mountains, VA is a good state to utilize this concept.

There was an interesting display of home designed bird houses.

unusual birdhouses on display

unusual birdhouses on display

While not high-powered, the time was well spent. It should help orient us as we travel around this week.

Thinking back, it has been an interesting couple of months learning about early history of the US. We have been in Santa Fe with the Spanish-Mexican heritage. We have visited St. Augustine, another early founding city. This area represents the first Engligh landing on the continent, as well Revolutionary War (Yorktown being the final major battle) and Civil war battles. Finally, we were able to learn first hand of the settling and Americanization of Hawaii.

Enjoy your day.

Ed April 22 8 AM

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