Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Visit To Old Philadelphia

For my birthday ( week ☺), I suggested that my younger sister, Gaile, fly up from Florida for a visit. It didn't take a whole lot of coaxing since she really wanted to see some snow and had a "free" flight from Spirit Airlines. (Which ended up costing her around $100. round trip, but that's another story. Is anything ever really FREE?)

I picked Gaile up at the Atlantic City Airport on Tuesday, Feb. 15th. Boy how the time flew. Local sister, Denise Bush and I were wondering what we were going to do for entertainment while Gaile was visiting. Ha Ha, not to worry, we were busy non-stop the whole week!

With temperatures up in the high sixties during the day and no chance of snow for most of the week, Gaile had to make due with dirty snow piles and the little bit of virgin snow still covering my horse pasture.

Here are a few snapshots and highlights of a trip via the High Speedline to Philadelphia on Friday, February 18th. It was a wonderful day to tour the city as the temperatures climbed to almost 70 degrees in the afternoon! We started off with lunch at the historic and award winning, Old City Tavern.

We enjoyed delicious recipes passed down for centuries by famous colonists. I especially loved their custom brewed beer, homestyle biscuits and my crusty chicken pot pie. YUMM! I must go back again soon! This place is too good to be just for tourists!

Denise on left and Gaile on right in front of historic 18th century buildings.

We had an amazing day followed by a gourmet Lasagna dinner cooked at my house by Gaile. Having visitors always involves more cooking and eating, but it also gets you out exercising! Company gives us a break from our daily routines and makes us get out and enjoy life and take advantage of the local attractions!

The following Day was windy and cold, so we took a trip out to Longwood Gardens for some indoor Springtime pleasures. I'll post some highlights and photos from that trip here real soon!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ancient Aliens and Earth's Most Mysterious Places

I love "Ancient Aliens" on the History channel on TV. This full length introduction gives you an overview of the entire 2010 series.

Episodes are based on ancient ruins, mysterious electromagnetic energy fields, and advanced technologies that date back over 14,000 years. Evidence indicates that more advanced than that of ancient Egypt, these cultures are much older than any scientists previously thought possible. This fascinating and powerful series has changed my view of Creator, angels, aliens, religion, celestial events and spirituality.

Here's a fifteen minute segment from the one I just saw this past week, Ancient Aliens - Underwater Worlds HD part 1.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I just watched this video again. I posted it to my facebook page last week because it made me cry when I watched it. This Italian account has 2,742,411 views and was uploaded in May of 2010. This leads me to believe that a lot of other people like hugging too! There are many versions of this, done over the years in different locations around the world which can be seen on YouTube. I'd love to try this sometime.

This second video is from September of 2006 and has 67,013,976 views. I think it is pretty good too. Which one do you like better and why?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

More Wolf Killing Planned In Alaska

I just got a letter and petition from the Wilderness Society today that had an enormous amount of thought provoking replies. If you are concerned about wildlife protection and the connection between man vs. nature, I think it is worth the read.

This quoted passage showed up twice, so I thought I'd post it here.

"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals.

Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth."

This is taken From the Outermost House by Henry Beston.