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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Opening Gifts

They’ve always been so good about opening presents, sharing, and being thankful. I love this candid of them checking out some presents given to them during one of our visits to Georgia.

Girls opening a Christmas gift - Not So SAHM

Opening presents – ProjectEdit365 – 30 Dec

The original was busy and yellow so I cropped in, went black and white, and. . . head over to Project Edit 365 to see the original! Thanks!

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Grave Star

In Columbia, SC, on the state house lawn, stands this old, old gravestone guarded by a wrought iron fence. The stone is for a revolutionary war soldier, Capt. Swanson Lunsford, who died in 1799. The larger stone you can read is surrounding the original stone which has become quite weathered.

A star in a fence guards a gravestone. Not So SAHM

Grave Star – ProjectEdit365 – 19 Dec

The star was the main focus in the original, but I wanted to focus more on the gravestone. So I. . . head to my new blog that features my Project Edit 365 to see what the original looked like! Thanks!

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Running the alleyways

In the town of Warm Springs they have a cute downtown area with shops, restaurants, and alleyways. We always run down this one for some reason.

Two girls run down a small alley. Not So SAHM

Running the alleys – ProjectEdit365 – 16 Dec

The original was dark. Hop over to Project Edit 365 to see the original. I was running out of media space on this blog so I did what I should have done from the beginning, created a separate blog for it.

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