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My oldest granddaughter (22). Went on a fishing charter on lake Erie. They had a wonderful day limiting out on walleyes.
Great eating fish, maybe when Rose and I are in michigan July/ August. I will take the boat to lake Erie.
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That's a great idea Ray....too hot in Florida in August anyway.

Saw the aftermath of a fatal bike accident on the Verazano bridge at 6am when we got to the other side. The Freedom tower & NY skyline way over there!
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Then after an hour stop at home to pick up the cooler and unwind we drove to Chincoteague island and Assateaque (so?) Islands. You may have heard of the ponies that swim the channel
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Assateaque on the left, Chincoteague on the right:
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After this, we drove down to cross the Chesapeake Bay tunnel/bridge. There are 2 tunnels that allow ships to travel above without affecting traffic or getting knocked down like the one up North in Baltimore.
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We saw a major accident on Waze and tasked siri to find a way around the closed bridge at Portsmouth. Wow...she did!
We arrived in Williamsburg 12.5 hrs after leaving NY.
Kerry is at the adult pool reading, I just woke up...lol.
Started the day today right....7AM= no kids!
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After wearing out the machines we went to Colonial Williamsburg. How come we were the only ones smart enough to bring our ebikes? All those poor folks out there in 90 plus degree weather frying up like eggs! Didn't any of them realize that this is okay? You see how far that is, right? LMAO
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We went to one of the Taverns for lunch. I got a beef stew that blew me away. We did not expect the food to be as good as it was. My meal was as good as any that I've ever bought in a restaurant. No matter where in the world it was.

We came back in the afternoon I took a nap for the last 2 hours.

While we were at lunch, I got a call from a nice lady who works for the US gvnt who wanted to send me a crapload of money each month, forever. Then when I opened my email before said nap, I found that the Local #5 girl says National is good to go on my hours back in the 80's....so my ex can finally get paid with the pension I earned. Very cool!
 

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The nap is coming back to haunt me....lol. I might not sleep much tonight.

I joined Kerry at the pool for some people watching, then she came from deep in the hole on the front 9 to whip me in miniature golf when my buzz ended and my game collapsed on the back 9. Lol

The place here has a ton of kids but it was a timeshare gift from friends so it's really cheap to stay here. The kids are a bane to a recently retired teacher but most of them are actually pretty good....and most of them are fat. We always had 1 fat kid in class and he paid heck for it. Now they tell me not to offend their body image. Ok Sparky but those biker tats on the Pillsbury dough boy body don't make you look tough, trust me. I'm watching your girl as she's desperately looking for her next ride with her roaming eyes. I am just having fun but there should be a BMI limit to be eligible for tats on a man. I mean I have to look at that mess, put a shirt on bro. LOL

It is nice here....and Kerry is the one struggling to get into vacation mode for a change. It's ok, I've got her.

The 25 y/o young man who waited on us at lunch was from Ukraine. He bailed at the very onset of stupid. Meh, we all make our own decisions but at least he was fit.
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The nap is coming back to haunt me....lol. I might not sleep much tonight.

I joined Kerry at the pool for some people watching, then she came from deep in the hole on the front 9 to whip me in miniature golf when my buzz ended and my game collapsed on the back 9. Lol

The place here has a ton of kids but it was a timeshare gift from friends so it's really cheap to stay here. The kids are a bane to a recently retired teacher but most of them are actually pretty good....and most of them are fat. We always had 1 fat kid in class and he paid heck for it. Now they tell me not to offend their body image. Ok Sparky but those biker tats on the Pillsbury dough boy body don't make you look tough, trust me. I'm watching your girl as she's desperately looking for her next ride with her roaming eyes. I am just having fun but there should be a BMI limit to be eligible for tats on a man. I mean I have to look at that mess, put a shirt on bro. LOL

It is nice here....and Kerry is the one struggling to get into vacation mode for a change. It's ok, I've got her.

The 25 y/o young man who waited on us at lunch was from Ukraine. He bailed at the very onset of stupid. Meh, we all make our own decisions but at least he was fit.
LOL
Well done Kerry! 😁

Natrah
 

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Yes N , she whooped me by 4 strokes.

Today is Jamestowne..some pretty cool history if you are into it. I even found my ex sister in laws old broom! Who da thunk?
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Couldn't find a good explanation as to why this tower was erected in '57 but the date held significance so here it is. An Osprey is at home up top.
Was going to exact revenge on the magella of minigolf...the Pirates Cove Mountain( every resort town has one). Anyway, huge mistake... Let's just forget that episode of embarrassment and future regret(hand on forehead). Lol20240625_111406_HDR.jpg
We had a blast in other words. She's a good winner.
 

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Dear Jeff,

First of all ex-sister🤣🤣. Secondly the picture of armoury reminds me of when we visited a museum whilst on holiday in Majorca. Dad often wandered off to walk around places without us and he wandered into a torture chamber in this museum! Anyway a lot of public places have lights on timer in Majorca so the lights went out in the torture chamber just when dad was all alone 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.

Natrah
 

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I'll bet Dad was terrified! Great prank!

We are heading to Yorktown today but it's supposed to be somewhere around 250F out today so I am again thankful for the bikes! We didn't swim this morning, we took a walk instead, past the outdoor huge checkerboard where I very thoroughly vanquished Kerry on Monday before suffering 2 golf defeats.
Wonderwoman is ready so off we go....this is gonna be hot me thinks.
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Good afternoon everyone!

I had some sad news this morning when an old family friend from Malaysia passed away from cancer. Her daughter and granddaughter had been caring for her and she slipped away with her family at her bedside.

Natrah 💔❤️
 

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Good afternoon everyone!

I had some sad news this morning when an old family friend from Malaysia passed away from cancer. Her daughter and granddaughter had been caring for her and she slipped away with her family at her bedside.

Natrah 💔❤️
It's good she got to have her family with her. What a wonderful loving family to just be there.
 

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Sorry bout your friend N.

Was thinking about you when I saw these Harpsichords. This is the craftsman who built them: 20240627_125504.jpg
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The most interesting thing about this area of the country is that this(Jamestowne) is where it all began for us Americans and only a couple miles away at Yorktown, is where the Colonial rule portion of our history ends.
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Ya'll know I love my toys....but in reality I like things that increase my quality of life. We all know the deal, we get older and physical things drain us more. My toys keep "life" accessible for a person who despite my fantasies, would find those things difficult. We toured the 4000 acre National Park getting much closer that those in their cars.
 

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Sorry bout your friend N.

Was thinking about you when I saw these Harpsichords. This is the craftsman who built them: View attachment 372992
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The most interesting thing about this area of the country is that this(Jamestowne) is where it all began for us Americans and only a couple miles away at Yorktown, is where the Colonial rule portion of our history ends.
The Yorktown monument
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Ya'll know I love my toys....but in reality I like things that increase my quality of life. We all know the deal, we get older and physical things drain us more. My toys keep "life" accessible for a person who despite my fantasies, would find those things difficult. We toured the 4000 acre National Park getting much closer that those in their cars.
Wow that's so amazing that there's harpsichord craftsmen in our country. I love to hear certain Bach songs played on one.😊 Unfortunately owning one is out of my league so I never really looked. Playing on one would be even be more amazing.
 

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Sorry bout your friend N.

Was thinking about you when I saw these Harpsichords. This is the craftsman who built them: View attachment 372992
View attachment 372993
The most interesting thing about this area of the country is that this(Jamestowne) is where it all began for us Americans and only a couple miles away at Yorktown, is where the Colonial rule portion of our history ends.
The Yorktown monument
View attachment 372934

Ya'll know I love my toys....but in reality I like things that increase my quality of life. We all know the deal, we get older and physical things drain us more. My toys keep "life" accessible for a person who despite my fantasies, would find those things difficult. We toured the 4000 acre National Park getting much closer that those in their cars.
Wow! Another place I should go to if I visit the states!

Natrah
 

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We kids once put tacks on our piano's hammers at home, on the felt to replicate the Harpsichord sound.

Once.....Mom wasn't amused. LOL

We got back to the Nook this morning, we left Williamsburg at 330AM. My septic test at the old house did not go well earlier this week. The tank is under the sunroom which they don't like but I might be able to convince them to okay it if I replace the failed drain field & distribution box. This will leave a mark....im just trying not to get twisted. I sent the report to 3 guys yesterday for quotes. I have no issue replacing it....i just want it resolved.
 

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Good evening everyone!

I've been reading old letters from mum to nana when we first went to Malaysia. One of them mentions meeting a Dutch couple who had anteaters and Cobras in their garden.

Natrah
 

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We kids once put tacks on our piano's hammers at home, on the felt to replicate the Harpsichord sound.

Once.....Mom wasn't amused. LOL

We got back to the Nook this morning, we left Williamsburg at 330AM. My septic test at the old house did not go well earlier this week. The tank is under the sunroom which they don't like but I might be able to convince them to okay it if I replace the failed drain field & distribution box. This will leave a mark....im just trying not to get twisted. I sent the report to 3 guys yesterday for quotes. I have no issue replacing it....i just want it resolved.
LOL! How funny! I did that when I was a kid too!!! It's been over 75 years, so I don't remember my parents' reaction. I still have that piano.
 

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LOL! How funny! I did that when I was a kid too!!! It's been over 75 years, so I don't remember my parents' reaction. I still have that piano.
I also put tiny decals on the wood, and I DO remember their reaction to that. It was considered a fine piece of furniture and I defaced it. They were mighty mad!!
 

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I also put tiny decals on the wood, and I DO remember their reaction to that. It was considered a fine piece of furniture and I defaced it. They were mighty mad!!
Last month Kerry refinished my folks dining room China cabinet and the low cabinet. For 10 yrs she wanted to refinish them but the fear of "touching the dining room furniture" lasted many decades in me. Lol

I know how upset they were!
 

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Called a septic guy and he showed up in 30min to look at what I have. He will come on Monday with a machine to uncover the distribution box and see if he can salvage any drain trenches. Husband/wife team.....i love it.

Took the little car out for a shakedown test ride...i haven't driven it in years....perfect. The blue bike hasn't run in a year and it started on the first stroke!

We are taking the car home to the Nook in the morning and coming back Monday with an enclosed trailer to begin running the bikes to the Nook. I plan on keeping 6.

.of course it's pouring now....Kerry is still sleeping, I've been up since 2am
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Called a septic guy and he showed up in 30min to look at what I have. He will come on Monday with a machine to uncover the distribution box and see if he can salvage any drain trenches. Husband/wife team.....i love it.

Took the little car out for a shakedown test ride...i haven't driven it in years....perfect. The blue bike hasn't run in a year and it started on the first stroke!

We are taking the car home to the Nook in the morning and coming back Monday with an enclosed trailer to begin running the bikes to the Nook. I plan on keeping 6.

.of course it's pouring now....Kerry is still sleeping, I've been up since 2am
LOL
Bedtime!
 
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