Category - For the Joy of It

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Invitations

Dan and I are currently staying with our very good friend Maxine and her family — her partner Philip and their two boys Finley and Elliott. Dan was in England having accepted an...

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Lorna Doone

Whenever we go to England, people ask us “How was London?”  We typically don’t go to London.  As with this trip, we visit friends and John’s family near the city of Bristol, a...

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Kew Gardens

Dan and I arrived in England this morning and are having a hard time believing it is July. The temperature peaked at 19 degrees centigrade today (that’s 66 for those that prefer...

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Car Wash

I vaguely remember having a lemonade stand once when I was a kid.  It was not a great success since the street I lived on was not a very busy one.  However, I have many memories of...

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The Filling Station

When it’s too hot to cook in the kitchen (or in our case, when you don’t have a kitchen and it’s too hot to cook in the kitchenette) there is nothing more satisfying than driving to...

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Independence Day

When John sports a neckerchief, it is a sure sign we are going to have a fun summer’s day excursion.  We didn’t have a specific plan, but had agreed to a framework the night before:...

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More Bridge

This is the view of the George Washington Bridge that Dan and I were hoping to see on Tuesday (see June 26 posting).  I snapped the photo above at dusk around this time last year from the...

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Park Closes At Dusk

We happened upon the best 25 minutes of the day almost by accident.  John thought it would be a nice time of day to drive along the road that sneaks under the George Washington Bridge...