Monthly Archives: December 2014

End of Year Report – Renaissance Musings

First, Happy New Year for 2015. I want to thank everyone who has stopped by to review my posts. I look forward to continuing in 2015. End of Year Report This blog was launched in January 2014. At the time, … Continue reading

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The Honeycomb Campground Solution (Camping)

Introduction One of the things that the Riverside Retro RV has opened up for us is regular camping, including opportunities for winter convenience camping. For example, it is convenient enough that we used it for our traditional Christmas family visit. … Continue reading

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Mariners’ Museum Part 2 – The Seafarer’s Classic Collection

Introduction As indicated in Part 1, I last visited the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, in 1957. I have only vague memories of what the museum actually looked like then, however, the staff at the museum has been kind … Continue reading

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A True Cat Tale

About three years ago, we adopted a cute little calico kitten—we’ll call her “Cat.”. We live a quiet rural area and we routinely let Cat outside. Unfortunately, for the first year, about once a month, while outside she would climb … Continue reading

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Mariners’ Museum Part 1 – The Monitor Center

A Rude Awakening I last visited the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, in 1957—in conjunction with the 350th anniversary of the Settlement at Jamestown. I have only vague memories of what the museum actually looked like then, and have … Continue reading

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Williamsburg Christmas Holiday Wreaths – A Photo Essay

Every Christmas season, along the restored area of Duke of Gloucester Street, all of the businesses and most of the private residences display custom made wreaths. All wreathes must be made from materials that would have been available to colonists … Continue reading

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More than Just Shucking Oysters

Introduction While in Virginia, we visited Ginger and Miller who live near the famed oyster grounds of the Rappahannock River. Several years ago, Miller introduced us to his absolutely delicious oyster stew. Miller spent 30 years as a health inspector … Continue reading

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