Docked for the Winter

Back to Annapolis, Maryland. It’s such a cute seaside town. Well, it’s technically on a bay, but the water is there and it’s a major part of life. It gets cold in the winter though, and at that point who wants to be out sailing? As we were driving into town we passed by these boats — chilling until fairer weather prevailed.

Sailboats dry docked for the winter in Annapolis, Maryland. Not So SAHM

Docked for the winter – ProjectEdit365 – 07 Jan

I took the photo with my iPhone and as I adjusted the settings on the picture I quickly realized my thumb or finger had made its way into the picture. Click over to Project Edit 365 to see how I got my thumb out of there and what other edits I did. Thanks!

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End of the War

The ratification of the Treaty of Paris at the Maryland State House in January of 1784 officially ended the Revolutionary War and established the United States as an independent nation.

My family loves history and visiting sites like this. It wasn’t until I was an adult and moved to Germany that history really became fascinating for me though. We think things are old here in America. In Europe, 1784 isn’t that long ago in relation to all the recorded history they’ve experienced. We visited castles that were older than America. Sites that were around before America was even “discovered”. Being able to put time periods into perspective like that, and being able to see things first-hand, helped me appreciate all that has happened before 2017.

Back in America, we continue to try to visit places where historical events occurred – to see the site first-hand is so much better than to read about it in a book. And this is where homeschooling and roadschooling come into play. . .

The Maryland State House is the location where the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1784 to end the Revolutionary War. Not So SAHM

End of the War – ProjectEdit365 – 02 Jan

The original was dark and angled. You’ll have to visit Project Edit 365 to see just how dark and angled it was. There’s an explanation as well as to what my Project is all about. Thanks!

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Walking in George’s Footsteps

This was taken during a previous January – one that was much colder than it is now in Miami.  We were in Annapolis, MD touring the State House. This is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating back to 1772. In it is the room where George Washington resigned his military commission in 1783 after the Revolutionary War, to become a private citizen (only for a little while though — the country still had great need of him).

I don’t know how many layers she’s wearing, but she sure is bundled up!

Girl leans against a brick wall - Not So SAHM

Walking in George’s Footsteps – ProjectEdit365 – 01 Jan

The original was cute but needed a bit of oomph. Head over to Project Edit 365 to see the original and how I edited it! Thanks!

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