Travel

Packing Hints & Tricks

Photo by OVAN on Pexels.com As you begin coming out of your COVID-19 hibernation, consider these tips to maximum space and order. You might even get an idea to decrease wrinkles... Roll your clothes Rolling clothes appears to have the benefit of less creasing and somehow tend to take up less space in times that… Continue reading Packing Hints & Tricks

North Carolina, Travel

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

This past weekend we had time to spare and decided to explore the Reynolda House, which is the Museum of America Art located in Winston-Salem, NC. The Reynolda House was part of 27 land acquisition that the wife of Richard Joshua (R.J.) Reynolds, Katharine Reynolda began purchasing in 1906. This made up what was known… Continue reading Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Travel, Virginia

The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Va

Since 1895, the Jefferson Hotel has hosted at least 13 U.S. presidents, many international dignities, and a multitude of celebrities. This historic AAA Five Diamond award winning hotel is definitely worth visiting and if you wish, staying a night or more. The Lobby Thomas Jefferson Statue The lobby of the Jefferson Hotel known as the… Continue reading The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Va

Washington, D.C.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

The Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens as they are seen today were the vision of Marjorie Merriweather Post. One of the richest women of the 20th Century whose father founded the Postum Cereal Company (a.k.a., Post Cereal) and the company was passed down to her. The intent Marjorie was to leave Hillwood as museum for the public to visit. Today, this vision continues and Hillwood is now open for visitors to enjoy.

Grand Hallway

Portrait of Winston Churchill

A room dedicated to Post’s Collection of Faberge Eggs

Breakfast Nook

Japanese Garden

Waterfall in the Japanese Garden

Azaleas in Bloom

Orchids in Bloom

Marjorie had a passion for Orchids with some 2,000 specimens in this easy to walk through and growing greenhouse on the estate.

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Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Washington DC, USA

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Georgia, Travel

F. D. R. State Park – Warm Springs

If you are interested in U.S. presidential history, a visit to Warm Springs, Georgia is a good choice. This small town is located about an hour from Atlanta. We visited this town spending one night here during a most recent long weekend drive. Warm Springs is nestled among the rolling hills and the naturally heated… Continue reading F. D. R. State Park – Warm Springs

Mississippi, Travel

Exploring Natchez, Mississippi

After over a year enjoying our home, we were longing to get away. So, we packed up the car for a 5 day journey to the small town along the Mississippi river known as Natchez.  The town sitting on a bluff above the Mississippi was founded in 1716 and might be the oldest town on… Continue reading Exploring Natchez, Mississippi