Our Dog Jake

Our Dog Jake
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Cold Visit to the National Christmas Tree


As this day drew to an end and the sun was beginning to set, the cold was too beginning to set in on us.  In front of the White House is the National Christmas Tree along with trees to represent all of the states, plus the territories.

I loved the trees around the White House.  I could imagine the children and families that have lived there playing in the trees, running around the lawn and playing on the hills.  It occurred to me that the loss of reverence and privacy of the President's family in the era in which we live, that innocence of climbing on those trees, playing hide and seek and whatnot are lost.  Nonetheless, I thought these trees beautiful.

Here's the infamous White House Garden.  Being very late December, it was covered.

 We surveyed all of the state trees and found the Oklahoma tree to have Origami figures in glass balls.
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Great View - Old Post Office Tower

The Old Post Office Tower was constructed in 1899, it was the first government building to have it's own electric power plant (fun fact).  We went up to the top, where we could see DC in all directions.


  The Old Post Office Clock Tower has the official US Bells of Congress, they were a bicentennial gift from England.

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Some of our YouTube's

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Coco's demise

Coco's demise
Luke's coconut cut open and not liked!

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Beach
yes the sand is really green!

Easter 2007

Easter 2007
Akin & Puryear kids

Red River 2006

Red River 2006
New Mexico w/ the Hager/Puryear/Lee Family

New Mexico 2006

New Mexico 2006
Raven, Luke, Noel & Trey 1 year ago

JB & Kids in Bishop Castle

Field of Flowers

Field of Flowers
Elk Mountain's colorful wildflowers in early June