Thankful Thursday: dusky light, surprising reflection, lovely shadow

Once again, it’s Thankful Thursday…and once again, I have so much to be thankful for!

Dusky light – I’m thankful for the opportunity to travel and explore. Admiring the beauty of nature in the dusky light, just before the sun sets for the day.

Washington DC

Surprising reflection – I’m thankful for new adventures with my best friend.  Seeing new things together, and enjoying life’s little surprises along the way.

our feet in the river

Lovely Shadow – I’m thankful for the time spent with my family…enjoying the fun moments, both in and out of the shadows!

family shadow

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today.

It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, 
so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” 
~Henry Ward Beecher

Wordless Wednesday: Never Forget

Freedom

A Word A Week Challenge: Face

The face of a hero…at the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC

Vietnam memorial in DC

I’m joining the word a week challenge today.  Looking forward to this new adventure on my journey!

Sue’s given us the word Face for this week’s challenge.

Go ahead…click the link to see her lovely photos and to join in the fun!

Good Stuff Eatery

The last time I went to Washington DC, I ate at this little place called “Good Stuff Eatery“.  Oh my, was it good!

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It took us a little while to find the place.  It was dark, it was unfamiliar territory, it was downtown Washington DC!

But, we were determined to eat at a place that was unique to the city we were in!  It’s a goal of ours to eat at local restaurants when travelling, and we try to avoid chain restaurants.

So, after negotiating the crazy streets, and finding a place to park, we ventured out to see what we would find!

What we found was a funky little place, offering burgers and shakes. But not just your ordinary, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shake!

Amazing names like, Toasted Marshmallow, Milky Way Malt, Black & White, Salty Caramel Kiss, just to name a few.

With names like that, I just had to give this place a try.

So I placed my order.  A ‘SHROOM BURGER – Muenster & Cheddar stuffed Portobello Tops, Flash Fried With Panko Crumbs, Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce & Pickle With Good Stuff Sauce.

Oh yeah!

And when the menu basically only has two items on it…I decided I probably should try the other item they were offering.

A hand spun shake.  My choice was the Salty Caramel Kiss.

And oh, it was so delicious!  I can’t even begin to describe how good the shake was!  The burger was gone in a flash, but the shake was something that needed to be savored.

I’m ready to go back to DC, just for the shake!  The burger was delightful, the shake….amazing!

It was another good adventure with my very best friend 🙂

 

Weekly photo challenge: beyond

Standing at the base of the Lincoln Memorial, looking beyond the Washington Monument , to our Nations Capitol building.

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Weekly photo challenge: illumination

I had the opportunity to make a quick trip to the east coast recently. We had just a few hours of daylight to play tourist, and see some of the great monuments in Washington D.C.

As the daylight disappeared, the illumination of the United States Capitol building at night, was a captivating sight.

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