Posted in Eddie and Jimmy, Fort Washington, Jimmy and Eddie, Magical Adventures, Mick Mouse, Winter

Visiting History

This weekend Hope Lodge had their Charter Day Open House.  This was so much fun.  The Roomie takes us out to local Historical places if they are holding an event of some kind.


Mick likes to visit places beyond the Magic Kingdom.  So much to see in the world.  Hope Lodge gives a glimpse into the 18th Century.

Michael was in full regalia and making History come alive for the visitors with his Musket display.  We learned so many interesting facts about the Revolutionary War.   Combat and life wasn’t what we had expected.

It was a very cold day but so worth getting out and getting our knowledge on!  Mick told the Roomie he wants to see more.  Hopefully we have some cool adventures coming up.

Posted in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, Rainbows and Dreams, Vinny, What I Did at Lunch, Winter

A Walk In The Woods

Yesterday the temps were in the 60’s.  Weird for January but after that last polar vortex (Yes, I know this sounds pretentious) it was nice to go outside without bundling up.  I loath it when my face hurts.

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The day was rather gray but who cares when you don’t even have to wear a coat.  I got to do some painting and some thinking.

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Looking down the empty road made me think of that Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Gosh I love that poem.

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Fort Washington, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Sunday Madness, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Welcome To The Revolution!

This weekend the Roomie and I headed out to watch the Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.

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We live in an area that is filled with Historic places.  The battle took place in the back field of Hope Lodge.

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Today’s battle saw the British taking the field.  That’s revolution speak for winning.

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I’m not sure if you can see behind me are the red-coats.  The uniforms were really cool since this supposed to be like 239 years ago.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day for a Skirmish in the back field.

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If you get a chance go visit.  This place is fun, historic and just a nice way to spend a Sunday.

Happy Autumn!

Posted in Autumn, Autumn, Fort Washington, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons

Happy Autumn!

I can never tell when Peak Leaf Season is happening.  Sometimes I’m too early sometimes too late.   Not sure about today but I think our outing today hit it somewhere in the middle.

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The air is crisp and the colors were bursting!

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Halloween is just a few days away.  I can’t wait.  As a World Traveling Troll I love to experience local culture.

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Since I moved here 11 years ago I’ve found that Autumn is also my favorite time of year.  The smells in the air, the cool crisp air and the frolicking and running amok.  Who wouldn’t love this time of year?

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I hope you get to take time to enjoy Autumn too!

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Fort Washington, Ingrid Maelstrom, Mick Mouse, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Spring

It’s Not Raining…Right Now

OMG…such storms last night.  Kept us all awake.  More storms scheduled for later today.  The Roomie said we should sneak outside while we had the opportunity.  It was a great time.

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She likes to bird watch at this little birdwatching area near us.  She says that April is the best time to watch the birds.

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We saw some great looking birds.

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Sometimes I forget the cool things in the woods.

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She was correct that today was a great day for it.  It’s still cool and windy but at least the sun was out.

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We know the rains are coming back soon.  You know, “April Showers bring May Flowers” thing.  But this little escape was just what we all needed.  Hope you got to go outside today too 🙂

Posted in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

What Happened to Juno?

The boys were asking me why they name storms?  Got me.

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Arvid digs the snow.  Although, he was disappointed we didn’t get 2 ft. of snow as predicted 😦

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Geisel told me it reminded him of his life in the Black Forest.  Beautiful and wintery are two words he used to describe today.

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George told me he’s more excited it’s National Chocolate Cake Day than the snow.  George always with the sweets that one!

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Carl doesn’t care snow or no snow.  He’s out of the jar he was trapped in when we found him.  Freedom and fresh air are all that matter to him these days!

Posted in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

The Year Was 1777…or Not

This weekend we went to see a Revolutionary War Encampment Re-enactment.  It was crisp, clear autumn day for such an event!

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I’ve been around for scores of years and this was way cool.  It’s amazing what happens beyond the garden.

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They re-enacted a battle between the British/Hessian Army vs. the Americans.  This battle the Americans won against superior numbers.  Hurrah!!!  They are the victors behind me.  It was a great day to be outside doing something historical instead of just being historical myself, lol.

Posted in Autumn, Boone Maelstrom, Elves Are Everywhere, Fort Washington, Homie the Gnomie, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, The Roomie, Whit Winter

More Autumn Glory!

We got to walk in the woods.  Bjorn’s little brother came with us.  Boone is an odd duck so he fits in well with the rest of us 🙂

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We decided today would be a nice day to take lunch outside.

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It was beautiful and about 62 degrees.  I wish everyday was this beautiful.

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Whit was all for a hike.  I reminded him that Fairies don’t walk…they use magic to get around.  Boone was all about walking around…being Norwegian he’s quite adapt to outside frolicking.

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He is certainly the happiest Troll I’ve ever come across.  What a funny one.

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We came across some milkweed pods so The Roomie wanted to take some pictures.  She’s as odd as Boone, lol.  It was a beautiful time today but all too short.  I can’t wait to do it again…soon!

Posted in Autumn, Elves Are Everywhere, Fort Washington, Homie the Gnomie, Pennsylvania, What happened today

Lunchtime In The Forest

If I get the chance to get outside at lunchtime I like too.  Today I had time for a short visit so I headed out to the local state park.

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It started to rain but that only made my visit that much better.

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I met this gentleman who was out for a stroll and learned that he’s a Troll just like Bjorn but a little different.

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His name is Whitney Winter.  Even though he just looks like a vagabond I found him quite engaging.

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I didn’t want to say anything but I think he needs to trim that mess around his head.  Then I thought I was being mean.  I’m an elf who was raised a gnome so you all know how weird that is for me.  In the end we parted company and took different paths.  I hope I meet up with Whitney again.  He’s kind of cool.

Posted in Autumn, Elves Are Everywhere, Fort Washington, Homie the Gnomie

Homie’s Day Out

The weather is up and down these days.  One day sunny…

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The next it’s raining…

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I haven’t let it stop me from getting outside though because sometimes you need to play Homie and the Beanstalk!

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Today I went for a walk in the forest in the rain.  I’m not sure why but things always seem clearer in the rain.

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It was a good day to be out and about!