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Saturday, August 13, 2011

My Vacation A to Z --- (C)

C is for COUSINS

David only has one brother and I am an only child. David's brother has two girls. They are 19 & 18 years old. They are the only "First Cousins" that my girls have and they don't get to see their cousins very often because of the distance. (They are in Virginia) The girls got along fine while we were there, but they are SO different!

Here they are from youngest to oldest:
Shannon, Tori, Miranda, & Ashley


We thought it was pretty neat how Miranda and Shannon looked so much alike when they had their glasses on! When Shannon had her hair pulled back, they looked even MORE alike!


C is for CENTRAL PARK

We didn't see a whole lot of Central Park, but we did get a "peek" at it as we strolled thru the South side. What we saw of it, was very pretty!!

This was where we entered Central Park.



Horse & Buggy's were lined up along the street waiting for possible riders.







C is for CIVIL WAR

David's brother lives in Spotsylvania, Virginia. It is a VERY historical area where many Civil War Battlefields are. I have always loved American History, so I was interested in learning more about the history that surrounded us. As we rode around the area on different occasions, I saw many Historical Markers along the sides of the roads. Bob took us to the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, which is only about 2 miles from his house. They have a small museum there and have tours of all the nearby battlefields. It was very interesting!



This is the Spotsylvania Courthouse. The Battle of the Spotsylvania Courthouse was faught near here. The courthouse survived the battle. (I took this picture as we were passing by. It was pouring down rain!)


This is a picture of one of the Historical Markers that I saw. I didn't take this picture, tho. I came from this site.


C is for CHARMING CHARLIE

You are probably wondering...."Who's Charlie?" Well, it's not a person. It's a wonderful store that my sister-n-law took us to!! It is a WONDERFUL accessory store that is divided by color schemes!! They had purses, jewelry, watches, scarves, shoes, and even a few clothing items!! Miranda and I were in heaven!! I was wishing that we had one of these stores where we live. When we got home, I looked it up on the computer and found out that there is one about an hour from me, in Newnan, Georgia!! Wahoo!!! Here's a link to the website: Charming Charlie.

Here are a couple of photos that I found online. Doesn't it look like fun??!!!



C is for CASINO

We saw quite a few casinos when we were in Atlantic City. We even took the girls into Caesars Palace just so they could see what it looked like!







C is for CHINA TOWN

While we were in NYC and as we were trying to follow the GPS in order to get to the Staten Island Ferry... we passed thru China Town! Miranda and I wanted to stop and shop SO BAD!!! She had heard that you can get great deals there! Maybe, when we go back someday... we can.






C is for CHURCHES

In Philadelphia, we went to David's mom's church. It is a very small church and the people are VERY friendly!

I forgot to take a picture of it, so I took this picture of the church directory instead.



In New York City, we saw Trinty Chruch. It was SO beautiful! And it was right in the middle of the Financial District!




The cemetery


The gravestones were so unique!


These are two other churches that we saw while we walked along 5th Avenue.



C is for COMET

David's brother has a 1965 Mercury Comet that he has restored. It is beautiful!! The car was their dad's first, and then became Bob's first car. He has kept it all these years. It is very special to him and he has done a great job with restoring it! We took a ride in it while we were visiting him.

I love the color of it!






I think David was a little nervous about driving it!









5 comments:

  1. What a wonderful collection of Cs! And the store looks really great!

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  2. Love that you had so much fun and saw so much. My favorite is that car!!b

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  3. Hi Claudia ~ Yes, that store is really great! I would love to have one in my city, but at least there is one not too far away!

    Hi Linda ~ Yes, that car is very nice!! He has done such a great job of restoring it! I love old cars, too!

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  4. WoW! That Mercury Comet is awesome!! I can imagine that David would have felt a bit nervous about driving it. Eeeek! You took some wonderful photos of your holiday. It all looks great. I've always wanted to ride on one of those horse & carriages in Central Park, New York. Isn't it amazing to see those churches in amongst the skyscrapers like that! Hugs to you my friend.

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  5. Hi This ~ Yes, the car is pretty neat! And it was fascinating to see those beautiful old churches among those tall buildings. ((HUGS)) back at you!!

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