Thursday, January 19, 2012

Little Rock - A Visit to the Clinton School

Last Thursday evening I traveled to Little Rock with Jim. He had meetings to attend on Friday. Stan had returned from his vacation in DC in preparation for the new semester at the Clinton School of Public Service.

On Friday, after straightening our apartment and doing some laundry I headed out with Stan for lunch at Burge's. Stan recommended the chicken salad sandwich with potato salad. Jim was able to catch up with us at Burge's. We enjoyed a tasty lunch and had a good visit. After Jim headed back to the Capitol Stan and I set out for a little Little Rock touring.

Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me but I did take a few photos with my phone.

The Clinton School of Public Service

Arkansas Studies Institute
The Clinton School has classrooms in this building in the River Market

Stan and I spent time in the art gallery and used book store that is nearby. The weather was beautiful for January in Arkansas.

Since I didn't have my camera with me I will post a few of my older photos that were taken in the area we visited.

Little Rock Nine Memorial
Arkansas State Capitol

My favorite restaurant in the River Market
I don't think you can beat their oysters or shrimp in Arkansas.

The Clinton Museum Store

River Market

Arkansas Studies Institute
(east side of building)

For a small southern city Little Rock has alot to offer. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to spend so much time there. It has truly become my second hometown. I'll miss it when Jim's work is completed this time next year.

Monday, January 9, 2012


During a recent trip to DC I spent the afternoon with son Stan in Georgetown. I met him at the Metro station and we walked through the shopping/restaurant area. The shops and restaurants are very trendy. The sidewalks were crowded with folks enjoying the beautiful warm weather, stopping occasionally for a tasty treat, or ducking into one of the shops along the way.

Stan with his Pinkberry Yogurt standing outside DC Cupcakes. There was a line all the way down the block waiting to purchase a cupcake. I'm glad we opted for the yogurt. BTW the Pinkberry Yogurt is the best I've ever had. Besides the usual dry toppings they had lots of fresh fruit toppings. I had the blood orange yogurt with kiwi, strawberry and mango toppings. Yum!

After shopping we made our way down to the waterfront.

The combination of the setting sun and the cloud formation over the river was spectacular.

A view of the Kennedy Center reflecting the sunset.

The Watergate Hotel and some of the famous row houses in Georgetown.

I just have to add this photo. It reminds me of an album cover from the 1970's.

Until next time, happy trails to you. ♥ Myra

washington, dc

I returned yesterday from a brief visit to Washington, DC. My son (Stan) was vacationing there during his grad school break and offered to show me around "his" DC.

My husband and I rode the Metro from our hotel in Crystal City and met our son and a special young lady for dinner at Dukem. This was my first experience with Ethiopian dining. The food was delicious. I loved the spices. My husband commented later that he would have probably eaten more if he could have located a fork!

On Friday afternoon I took the Metro to Chinatown and met Stan for lunch. We grabbed a sandwich at Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

After lunch we walked from Chinatown to The Mall. We visited the Sculpture Garden where I found a new sculpture that had been added since my last visit, this awesome silver tree.

As a medical transcriptionist in the "old days" before computers, I actually used typewriter erasers like this one.

We walked around The Mall on the way to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. I'm glad Stan suggested spending the afternoon at the museum. It is a very worthy memorial for such a dark time in history.

                                       Jim and I attended a reception in the Botanical Garden.

On Saturday afternoon I took the Metro to Georgetown for another afternoon with Stan. I'll post a Georgetown entry next. ♥Myra

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Name Your Blog

Step 2: Name your blog. What? Okay time for reflection. I have decided to blog and now I must select a name for the blog. So what exactly is my purpose for blogging? I like to share my experiences, my personal journey to this point in my life.

 After creating the blog last night I spent time thinking about what I really want to do here. My life has been one incredible "journey" from growing up in the country on a small family farm. My childhood was much like a Norman Rockwell portrait. I spent my time wandering in the woods, fishing with my grandmother in one of the stock ponds and riding on the tractor with my father. My grandfather said my middle name was "Go". I would always jump in the truck with him. I didn't care where he was going, I just liked going. Always have, always will. My family did not travel. My dad said he spent too much time traveling during the war and he was just happy to be home. Other than the annual July vacation with my aunt, uncle and cousin to Panama City, FL my travel was limited to trips to the library while my mother grocery shopped across the street on Saturday. Through reading I went places I had never imagined.

Life is a journey! I'm ready. Let's go.