April 22, 2017 - One Response

5000lb of paper to shred, a truck full of electronic equipment and a truck full of metal. Middle schoolers got community service hours for helping. We collected quite a few worn out flags for retirement and  we did it all in a spit & sprinkle morning. We do have a few kids crafts kits leftover. I gotta find where to distribute them! 

♻️🌏. BUT A GREAT DAY ! 🌏♻️

Mikey directing folks thru.  ( this is Rusty our neighbor!!) 

My mortgage officer & his son   Folding correctly. 

I had them made T shirts. And Mike a cap that matched. 

Then we went with Rusty & Michele to the 1st annual Chesterfield firefighter wine festival.  ( cut short by the rain )

Vino Inferno 🍷

🌏 EARTH day ♻️ @ school

April 20, 2017 - 2 Responses

5th grade EARTH 🌏 DAY lessons! So much fun. Evergreen Elementary recycle ♻️ plastic bottles to bird 🐦 feeders! Clean up the 🌏 ( keeps those neighborhoods looking great!) THANK YOU for having me!

Mr Rodgers.  Sold him a home! 

A little static — new lesson? 

So when I get to their classrooms – I see another recycle project with air ferns.  Very proud of them! 

Easter bunny time !🐰

April 16, 2017 - 2 Responses

🐰 Quick trip for Mike to mom & dad’s in Altoona.  HUGE basket for them!  Lovely mums too!  And fun at the VA McGee house!       Happy Easter everyone!  🐰

Valentine’s Day 2017

February 14, 2017 - 2 Responses

Well… what a leadup .. first the coffee pot dies.. we loved our pot and we were the last of the McGees to still have ours…  

so now we have a new one

Next Valentine’s Day starts off great 

Roses and peeps. What more ? Wine! 

but suddenly I’m stuck at a house and the car won’t start.. Mikey saved the day! But we did end up getting a new battery. 

But ended the day at A Taste of Italy with the text message special dinner! 

Love my man ! ❤️


December 19, 2016 - One Response

Arrived at port to a full band serenade- better than the one in Nicaragua! Like a marching band sound! Stage with dancers too! 

Today is a bay cruise taking in the cliff divers !  Remember watching them on TV at the Olympics in 1968? Started by Heddy Lamar. She ran a bar at the site and it attracted folks!! 

Absolutely beautiful day for a bay cruise. Party boat was great. Beer (draft this time) and drinks. The morning haze burned off and the water is deep blue! 

Homes from stars from 50s& 60s. High on the rocks too. 


December 19, 2016 - 2 Responses

The sky high colonial city of Antigua. Long bus ride up the mountains to 5000′ but very interesting…  past coffee plantations and great views of the active volcanoes. Spitting clouds of smoke all the time. 

Colonial Antigua was beautiful in Architecture. So many churches! And the 1773 earthquake destroyed almost all of them. So they rebuilt. One still had exposed original sections.  Jade museum was informative that not all Jade comes from China as most believe. 

No signs for parking. Imbedded ceramic tiles on curbing. 

And of course the beer!


December 17, 2016 - 2 Responses

Banana plantation was enlightening to bananas grow on a plant not a tree. Plant basically sprouts a new shoot to start crop again. All happens in 9 months! 

Processing was fascinating to Mike.. he’s watching and trying to figure out how to automate! Shipped with 3week transit in mind, in refrigerator containers. Certified rainforest plantation, workers are well cared for and paid well. 

Hacienda attached now used for events. We had plantain chips and salsa. … and of course the beer!  2 kinds here!! 

And the sugar cane was blooming! 

Costa Rica

December 16, 2016 - One Response

Historic train thru countryside- cattle farms, squatters, very small towns. Tunnel and uphill thru a small cut out gorge. Of course the up hills are on cogs. 

Riverboat tour for up close to the huge crocodiles. They are ugly! Beautiful birds as well. 

And of course Imperial beer! And a new Imperial beer hat for Mikey!

Panama Canal. 

December 15, 2016 - One Response

We can understand why it one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Much quicker than we thought thru it. Canal Captsin comes aboard and narrates all the way thru. 

We had marvelous seats on our balcony. Balcony breakfast too! 

Cartagena Columbia

December 12, 2016 - One Response

Crazy hot here !    But oh the old city is Gorgeous ! Beautiful colored buildings, great architecture, clean and bustling with street vendors, outdoor cafes and nice shops. Mike got the obligatory local beer   Our guide was great. He enlisted Mike to help him because he’s tall!