Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

So much to show you, so little time to share


Jefferson’s haven.

As you have probably surmised, we’ve been traveling. If you’re following along on Facebook you might even know where we are today. And of course you know me. There are photos. Lots and lots and lots of photos. Many were intended to be shared with you on this blog, intended to be a day by day account of the wonderful things we’ve seen and done on this extended vacation.

Washington’s haven.

But somehow that didn’t happen, and now I’m days, even weeks behind. We’ve been to Jefferson’s Monticello and Washington’s Mount Vernon. We’ve wandered among Washington DC’s monuments and explored a few forts and climbed a lighthouse and toured a submarine and strolled an Atlantic ocean beach and walked over three miles along the cliffs of Newport. Just yesterday we explored five golden age mansions and ended our day with another lighthouse.

He had a dream.

What should I share with you? I’ve sorted the mansion photos and I could just catch you all up by starting there, but that’s going to be a long blog and I might do better to put it together when I get home, when I have more time, faster internet, when I’m not packing the suitcase to head for the next adventure.

A light in the haze.

So I’ll leave you with just a taste of everything. And even then it was hard to choose which images to share. I picked them randomly from little thumbnails. Nothing is edited, they’re just the way the camera saw things. No time for messing around, we’re headed out this morning for somewhere new.

Stay tuned. I promise to show you a tiny bit of those mansions someday soon. If Katie allows it anyway.

Submarine history tour

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

11 thoughts on “So much to show you, so little time to share

  1. What a wonderful adventure, getting to see so much of what there is to see!


  2. Dawn, you’re showing such a GOOD side of retirement! I’m following along on your adventures, eager to see what your camera captures.


  3. Looks wonderful so far! Thanks for the sneak peek


  4. You’re making me miss the east coast again! There are seven mansions all together, if
    my memory serves me right! Which ones did you go into? My favorite was the Rosecliff one (I think that was its name) because compared to all the rest, it was understated. (Your having been there, you know what that means! LOL)

    it’s been years since I was at Mount Vernon – what did you think of it? And which was your favorite monument in DC? Mine is still the Vietnam Wall.


  5. Looks like you are having a wonderful trip! Enjoy!


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