Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ketch-Up Tuesday

 Greetings Blogger Buds,

How was your weekend and Monday?

Below are the last pictures of our visit to Washington D.C.

Here's the White House:


And the National Mall:

The Vietnam Memorial Wall:

This was very poignant for me. Growing up, I went to school, church and ran around with Danny Kick.Even square danced in his basement. I don't think he was much over twenty-one, if that, when he died.I'm so sorry Danny was on that wall and so relieved I didn't know anyone else.

Thank you, Danny, for your service and your many kindnesses.  Wishing you peace and happiness.

Our trip home was wall to wall cars most of the way.

AND that's the end of the D.C. trip. On totally different topics:

Has anyone ever seen one of these before or know what it is?

A cicada shed on our screen.


Silly Frank.

I leave you with roses.

AND last but not least:


Got flowers? Strange insects? Do anything fun over the weekend? Thanks so much for stopping by.


Elephant's Child said...

I do enjoy your very varied posts. Thank you.
War claims far too many young lives doesn't it?

Annalisa Crawford said...

Glad you had a great trip. And now, I have no idea what that bug is, but I'd be backing away slowly rather than taking pictures of it. I am bug adverse!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandra - so sad to see such a young friend memorialised on that wall - way too many die in times of war ... all wars ...

The queue getting home at least is moving ... and that's the trouble with freeways - too much usage! Cheers so pleased you had a good time - those roses look so welcoming ... Hilary

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Washington, but it must have been sad to see your friend's name on the memorial wall. So many young men died, so sad. Got neither flowers nor strange insects here! Hugs, Valerie

Donna said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend...My hubby was in Nam but was fortunate enough to make it back...Bless them all for their bravery and heroism.
Ive seen the red and tan bug but don't know it's name...and also, we have the cicadas...noisey.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad you had a great trip. My husband, daughter, and I went there once and had a great time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very sad. My father fought in the war but I don't personally know anyone who died. Unfortunately, he knew quite a few.
Driving anywhere near DC is just pure hell.

nashvillecats2 said...

I reconise the pics of Washington DC, went there some years back...... it was on Memorial Day, the presence of the past was most evident.

Take care Sandra,

CJ Kennedy said...

Looks like you had nice weather for your DC trip. Poignant to see your friend, Danny's name on the Wall. May his memory be a blessing. 💙 Frank and your roses.

Susan Kane said...

What a great bunch of beetles. My son is an entomologist, he identified one in our very expensive hotel room.

That was an impressive trip. The Vietnam memorial makes me cry.

Sandra Cox said...

EC, It does indeed.
Annalisa, I hear ya. I feel that way about snakes.
Way too many, Hils. Glad you like the roses:)
Donna, Glad your hubby made it back. Blessings on all our armed force members.
Alex, I'm glad you haven't lost anyone to war and sorry your father has.
Yvonne, It's an amazing place, isn't it?
Thank you, CJ:)
Susan, I'm sure you would have appreciated the identification not be in your hotel room:P)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Actually, I'm the one playing catch up. It seems like it's been forever since I was here.

I loved Washington DC. I love that everything (except parking) is free. I've not seen the Vietnam Memorial, but I didn't know anyone who served. I think your tribute to Danny was heartfelt and caring, dear Sandra. Happy birthday to your brother, too.

Christine said...

Sad to see your friend on that wall.

J.P. Alexander said...

Genial viaje. Te mando un beso.

Jeanie said...

I've never been to D.C. -- your photos make me want to see it firsthand.

Birgit said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your bro and I know it’s special considering what he went through. Before I forget I did post about your book on Monday. I hope it is to your liking. I was in Washington DC during a school trip back 8n 1982 when the memorial was being “introduced” me and one other kid wanted to stay while the rest wanted to go shopping. I was so pissed off about that because this was an amazing moment in history, you got some great pics and love your fuzz ball chilling out.

D.L. Finn said...

Loved all the pics. I can't imagine seeing the wall and finding a name of someone you knew growing up. Happy birthday to your brother. Hugs xo

Sandra Cox said...

Denise, It is a different experience for sure. Luckily, the area is serene and peaceful, but still very sad.

D. Wallace Peach said...

When I lived on the East Coast, I loved visiting Washington. The museums were amazing. And the Vietnam Memorial is such a sobering place. It left me speechless. Thank you for remembering your friend, Daniel. What a tragedy. Hugs.