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Mike Martin
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Lives in Yorktown, VA
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Staunton, VA

Birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson and a nice place to visit on a fall weekend.
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+Ann Kennedy - That one I don't know. Older son the poli sci major has a collection of ten pound tomes on presidents, including one on WW. I got about one-fourth read, bogged down and gave it back to him. The biggest thing I learned was that Wilson was an academic for most of his career, not a politician.
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Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...

Washington Post has put up a great photo essay of Ellis Island immigrants from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I doubt the Cossacks with their swords, daggers and cartridges would be admitted today.
America's diversity captured in photos of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
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...And, yes those children are wearing Sámi regalia -- colourful to see. 
Sámi peoples live, survive, and thrive pretty much the farthest Northern expanse of Fennoscandia, excluding Denmark which too far South. 
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The Loretto Chapel Stairs, Santa Fe, NM

There is a very interesting story about this structure:
http://www.lorettochapel.com/staircase.html

+Stairs Thursday  #stairsthursday   +Liz MC 
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Always a pleasure, +Liz MC!
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Perfect October Day in Western North Carolina
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+Thex Dar Same up here. Just a less-than-stellar year for leaves. Usually the Colonial Parkway from Yorktown to Jamestown puts on quite a show for us but not this time.
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The Old and Still Operating Lincoln, NM Post Office

With a nod to +Ann Kennedy for reminding me about  #mailboxmonday

+Mailbox Monday 
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Happy 4th of July America! Thanks to the Founding Fathers for their Courage and Wisdom.

With Thanks to the Coasties for Sailing their USCGS Eagle to Yorktown
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Thank you on behalf of my father who I miss dearly...he was a soldier.
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Learn the basics of VA's Agent Orange benefits and care
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Any Steinbeck Fans Out There?

#signsunday   +Sign Sunday  +Lori Carey  +janice hackney +jetski
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+Brian Freeman - I think Steinbeck would take one look, shake his head, get back in his pickup, pat Charlie on the head and drive back over to Salinas.
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Yorktown Day 2015

Every year on October 19th, there is a commemoration of the victory of the American and French forces over the British and German forces. Today we enjoyed perfect weather, the sights and sounds and the lunch that the Daughters of the American Revolution provide.
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+Dennis Mook -

Well, Dennis, you were once entirely free to do that, weren't you?

But nooooo, you just had to get back in harness, didn't you?

Hey, it'll be there next year! 
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Naw, it'll be fine. Just waitin' on some parts.

#RustySunday  +RustySunday   +Gary Posner 
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Good choice, can never go wrong by choosing a rust colour.
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A Train Journey through the Colorado Rockies in 1922

#transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday +Gene Bowker +Annie Irving 
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I didn't realize that those were your cards Mike, from your mother's collection. Very nice indeed. :-)
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Staunton, VA Main Passenger Terminal

Staunton continues to be served by +Amtrak's Cardinal three days a week.

#transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday +Gene Bowker +Annie Irving 
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Ah, the joys of not having a car to worry about!  Even taking cabs to medical appointments is ever so much cheaper than having a car.  Of course if I were able to drive a car then I could be off exploring, but there are definite upsides to the non-driving life, not having to worry about parking being just one of them!
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Not to brag... But I'm retired.
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  • US Air Force
    C-130 Navigator, et al, 1968 - 1994
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Yorktown, VA
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Lexington, KY - Rancho Cordova, CA - Fayetteville, NC - Framlingham, England - Jacksonville, AR - Scott AFB, IL - Yorktown, VA - Cam Ranh Bay, VN - San Angelo, TX
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Very pleased with my rental at ABQ. One, the gent at the counter was courteous and efficient. I received an upgrade from a Hyundai Elantra to a Ford Explorer. While my wife and I were familiarizing ourselves with the interior layout, one of the lot attendants came by to ask if he could help us. We forgot to gas the car on our return, but the lot attendant just wrote "gas" on the side window and directed us to to the exit. The lady at the gate told us the nearest gas station was on the next exit to the north, Gibson Blvd. We filled the car and returned it. Very speedy return, and an absolutely great Budget crew at ABQ!
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Lovely, quiet Italian restaurant that serves the Best Pizza on the Virginia Peninsula. Great wait staff, very friendly and accommodating. You get the feeling very clearly that they're glad you came to visit and that they genuinely appreciate your business. Great touch is the background music - some of the old 50's and 60's crooners like Sinatra and Dean Martin.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Definitely a fine place! I've been there three times for dinner and once for lunch. The food is really good and there's an extensive menu to choose from. I'm a beer drinker but my wife is very fond of their Margaritas. We'd been casting about for a new Mexican place after El Mariachi closed, and now we've found it. Absolutely give El Tapatio a try!
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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