Happy Veterans Day & Armistice Day!

 

They Did Their Share

On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years;

In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.

Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.

No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.

Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.

We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say “thank you” to every wearer.

By Joanna Fuchs


Round Robin Photo Challenge ~ Look Up/Look Down…

Time for an all new challenge! This time around it comes to us by way of our friend Steven. “Look Up/Look Down” is scheduled for Saturday March 13th, 2010. For this one, the perspective is up to you. Link up to the Round Robin Blog to see more of “Look Up” or  for the next Photo Challenge which will be in a couple of weeks…

My first two shots are from Pleasanton, California on our roadtrip from Cali to Washington. I looked up and saw this despicable image looking down at me…

 

but the fact that it’s not the fairest image in the world didn’t keep me from zooming in…

 

Now on a more serene note…while I was at the Japanese Gardens in Seattle last Saturday I took this shot looking down…

 

Happy Saturday to you Robins! I’ve seen Robins in my yard this week and I have a goal to capture one in a photo…

If I don’t get to you today it’s because Dear is taking me off for a massage and overnight to celebrate my birthday which is tomorrow! I’ll see you soon…

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Blue Monday ~ The Blue Agave Restaurant

When were were strolling along Main Street in Pleasanton, Califronia last Saturday we spotted this great looking Mexican Restaurant.

 

Unfortunately they were not opened so we continued on our way to find another spot to have some refreshment…

 

Loved the Mariachi Band!

To see more Blue Monday please visit Sally at Smiling Sally.

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The Rose Hotel in Pleasanton ~

At the end of the first day of our roadtrip last Saturday we stayed overnight at The Rose Hotel in Pleasanton.

It’s a European Boutique Hotel with lots of nice amenities. Located right on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton we had easy access to several restaurants, shops and fun sights. It was nice to walk after our long drive.

 

Our room was spacious with every creature comfort we would need.

 

We loved the fact that they had good coffee and spring water and a french press to make it with!

 

We recommend this lovely hotel especially if someone else if picking up the tab! :0)

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Finding Beauty ~ Pleasanton, California

Click on the badge above to join in the beauty with Claudia at Dipity Road.

We traveled 1200 miles over 3 days last weekend and we found lots of beauty along the way. We traveled from Camarillo, California north along Highway 101 stopping in Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Gilroy, and then for our first overnight in Pleasanton, California.

 

Main Street in Pleasanton was a nice street with lots of great shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants. The rain that fell on us for much of our journey subsided when we arrived in Pleasanton so we had a very nice walk before dinner. Our hotel was located on Main Street and I’ll publish a post about it soon.

 

This Veterans Memorial Building really stood out against the blue sky and clouds.

 

 

They changed the original verse from the Bible to read “for his country” instead of  “for his friends”. I’m including more of the context of this passage with the verses that follow. These are from the King James Version of the Bible.

John 15: 13-17

13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

17These things I command you, that ye love one another.

Thank you to Claudia for hosting “Finding Beauty” and I do hope you all have a beautiful Friday!

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Safe at The Rose in Pleasanton…

…more to follow next week.

 

We saw huge beaking waves all along the coast of California today, stopped in the Garlic Capitol of the World and arrived safe and sound at our amazing hotel in Pleasanton, California. We walked the charming Main St. and now I’m running hot water for a jacuzzi bath…Calgon take me away!! More photos to come next week!

Blessings on your Sunday!

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