Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Korean War Memorial if the Fall

Every time I visit this memorable site I am overwhelmed with the memories of those of fought in the "Forgotten War." For several years, I gathered stories from Korean War Veterans and talked with some personally at length. We even helped edit a book written by a former POW in Korea. The Korean War is a story that has yet to end.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Walking the Wall: Veterans Day 2018

For Veterans Day, one of our last days in Maryland, we decided to visit the Memorials in Washington, D.C. It was an overcast day with the threat of rain and quite chilly. We walked from the Jefferson Memorial by each of the memorials ending up at the World War II Memorial. During this Memorial week, I will be posting images from each of the memorials.

Although I did not end up going to Vietnam, many of my friends did. The Vietnam War Memorial or "The Wall" is the most emotionally overpowering place in all of Washington, D.C. We stopped to look at each of the offerings that we placed by the friends, the relatives, and the families of those who names are enshrined on this wall.

Annapolis Main Street in the Rain

Main Street in Annapolis, Maryland is usually bustling with pedestrians but on a rainy day, it looks quite deserted. It is really one city where you can walk around. In Provo, Utah, we also have a walkable downtown area, but the difference here is that there are actually a lot of things to see. We have enjoyed our year living in this lovely city.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Annapolis Street View

Walking down the streets of downtown Annapolis, Maryland is an adventure in itself. The crowds are obviously on the main street but you will seldom find many people on the residential side streets. We particularly enjoyed the Fall leaves and the unusual yards. The leaves all fell in just a very few days and the temperature dropped to freezing so walking became less of an attraction.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

USS Maryland Silver Service

The Maryland State House is an interesting place to visit. This is a photo of the Silver Service for the USS Maryland. It was created in 1906 by Samuel Kirk and Son Co. Incorporated in Baltimore, Maryland. Each of the different pieces represent Maryland counties. The detail is extraordinary and this is only one portion of the entire set. I simply cannot imaging making or using this huge silverware collection.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Wandering Around Downtown Annapolis, Maryland

We spent a rainy day wandering around in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The houses are built right next to each other and few of them have adequate parking. People live right in the middle of the town on the main streets. There is no separate residential district and offices and stores are next to houses and apartments. It is an interesting place to visit.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fall in Annapolis, Maryland

With all the trees here in Maryland, you would think that Fall would be spectacular. Well, it depends on the weather and the amount of rainfall. There are some beautiful trees, but here we are in November and the leaves on most of the trees have yet to turn at all. This image is a particularly colorful area of government buildings near the historic State House in downtown Annapolis, Maryland.