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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Friday, July 18, 2008

July 4th 2008 - Virginia

We spent the 4th of July visiting my (Nada's) brother in northern Virginia. It was good to see our newest nephew, Chase, since we had not seen him for almost a year. He looks so cute in his rec specs! It took me an hour to get that smile out of him in the second photo - he is very cautious and quiet around strangers. Once he started talking, though, watch out! In the first photo Grandma is "Row, row, row the boat" with him which he loves. He goes back and forth like he is rowing while she sings.

We also had the opportunity to visit with our friends, Rick and Karla. We went to lunch together and then to see Great Falls from the Virginia side. We had never been to the Virginia side. Josh and I had been to the Maryland side when we were doing homeschool studies on the canal system. The C & O Canal runs on the Maryland side and we took the National Park Service canal boat ride. The day when Josh and I were there, they actually closed the lookout point on the Maryland side because of high water. If you click on the last photo to enlarge it and look on the last photo right at the top of the rock formation, you will see the colored shirts of people on the Maryland side. That is the lookout point and the April day we were there many years ago, they closed that because the water level was coming up too close to the lookout. I remember it being so turbulent and water water everywhere that day, but I had no idea how deep it was. I wish I could look at our printed photos from back then. I'll have to remember to try and find those photos when we stop back at our storage.

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