Archive for March, 2011

Low-Point Graham Fluff

By From http://www.pointsinmylife.com/ • Mar 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Most of my food items are made the same day I place them on this blog. I decide what I’m going to fix for our meal or dessert, cook or bake it, plate it, take pictures of it… all while my kids are watching hungrily, waiting for the photography sessio…



Next week?

By From http://stormsrus.blogspot.com/ • Mar 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Right now the GFS is hinting at instability in Northern Virginia each day Mon-Wed next week.  Tuesday looks like the best storm chances overall, and the Storm Prediction Center in Norman OK has issued a forecast graphic to that effect.  I don…



Driving on a Suspended License is Serious

By From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Mar 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

If you are charged with driving on a suspended license in Virginia, don’t write it off as a “fix it ticket.” The charge most likely won’t be dismissed simply by getting your license fixed. Talk to a lawyer who can tell you what you’re really facing. Transcription I had this video transcribed for visitors who […]



Low-Point Chicken Spaghetti

By From http://www.pointsinmylife.com/ • Mar 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This is my kind of spaghetti! Light and delicious! It’s so easy to make and with a slightly oriental flavor, has a great savory taste that makes you want to come back for more!Low-Point Chicken SpaghettiIngredients:- 3 ounces uncooked spaghetti- 1 cup …



Savannah Stopover

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Mar 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This year, on our annual trip to visit my mom in Port St. Lucie, Florida (been there, blogged that), we stopped for two nights in Savannah, Georgia. Armed with our invaluable walking tour guidebook ($6 well spent), we spent almost all of our time in the city walking around the downtown historic district, and I can’t remember a city center more picturesque than this one.

The city was laid out in the 1700’s around 8-block wards, with a square at each ward’s center. As the city grew, new squares were added, and today, 22 remain. This means that you can’t walk more than a few blocks before coming to the next square. Each square contains some artistic centerpiece: a statue or monument or fountain, surrounded by well-tended landscaping, brick pathways, and live oak trees draped in Spanish moss. And around each square, the city’s finest civic, commercial and residential structures were built, so that if you sit in a bench in any of the squares, you can just look around in all directions and see the city’s most historic and impressive buildings: a lavish antebellum home here, a church there, a beautiful inn next door.

The historic district is filled with attractions for visitors: historic home tours, history and art museums, trolley tours and carriage rides, shops and restaurants geared to tourists, boat cruises on the Savannah River, and visitor centers scattered throughout. Luckily we were there mid-week in late February, when the tourists weren’t out in force. I would be wary of the place on a sunny Saturday in spring.

The city is also home to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), an institution that has bought up and transformed many of Savannah’s buildings into college spaces, so we did see lots of students out and about. The one thing we didn’t see much of were city residents going about normal, non-tourist activities. Other than businesspeople hovering around a few out-of-place modern office buildings, there didn’t seem to be many locals around town, other than the employees of businesses serving the tourist trade. If Savannah has a tagline, “historic preservation for the tourists” would sum it up well. Tourists or no, as travel destinations go, Savannah is a marvel of history, culture, and natural beauty, all wrapped up in a pedestrian-friendly bow.


This is the trolley tour we took, one of several operating in the historic district. A good way to get a guided orientation before taking off on foot.


Original home to the Savannah Cotton Exchange (c. 1887), one of many historic buildings along the riverfront.


Hamilton-Turner House, c. 1873, now an inn. The city is chock-full of similar historic homes.


Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, c. 1896. Impressive interior, and no admission fee!


The fountain in Forsyth Park, erected in 1858.


The Olde Pink House restaurant (c. 1789), where we had dinner in a lavishly decorated dining room. And more fountains and gardens and trees and squares…



No photo! Follow up to more photographs…

By From http://fredericksburgrealestateblog.com • Mar 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, RealEstate.Local

My rant continues… Following the post from yesterday (see More Photographs…) I had two emails this morning to answer. Both were pertinent to the topic from the More Photographs post. The first was a buyer wanting photographs of the actual house in another agent’s listing.  I pulled up the listing and laughed out loud.  The […]



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By From http://fredericksburgrealestateblog.com • Mar 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, RealEstate.Local

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Savannah Stopover

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Mar 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This year, on our annual trip to visit my mom in Port St. Lucie, Florida (been there, blogged that), we stopped for two nights in Savannah, Georgia. Armed with our invaluable walking tour guidebook ($6 well spent), we spent almost all of our time in the city walking around the downtown historic district, and I can’t remember a city center more picturesque than this one.

The city was laid out in the 1700’s around 8-block wards, with a square at each ward’s center. As the city grew, new squares were added, and today, 22 remain. This means that you can’t walk more than a few blocks before coming to the next square. Each square contains some artistic centerpiece: a statue or monument or fountain, surrounded by well-tended landscaping, brick pathways, and live oak trees draped in Spanish moss. And around each square, the city’s finest civic, commercial and residential structures were built, so that if you sit in a bench in any of the squares, you can just look around in all directions and see the city’s most historic and impressive buildings: a lavish antebellum home here, a church there, a beautiful inn next door.

The historic district is filled with attractions for visitors: historic home tours, history and art museums, trolley tours and carriage rides, shops and restaurants geared to tourists, boat cruises on the Savannah River, and visitor centers scattered throughout. Luckily we were there mid-week in late February, when the tourists weren’t out in force. I would be wary of the place on a sunny Saturday in spring.

The city is also home to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), an institution that has bought up and transformed many of Savannah’s buildings into college spaces, so we did see lots of students out and about. The one thing we didn’t see much of were city residents going about normal, non-tourist activities. Other than businesspeople hovering around a few out-of-place modern office buildings, there didn’t seem to be many locals around town, other than the employees of businesses serving the tourist trade. If Savannah has a tagline, “historic preservation for the tourists” would sum it up well. Tourists or no, as travel destinations go, Savannah is a marvel of history, culture, and natural beauty, all wrapped up in a pedestrian-friendly bow.


This is the trolley tour we took, one of several operating in the historic district. A good way to get a guided orientation before taking off on foot.


Original home to the Savannah Cotton Exchange (c. 1887), one of many historic buildings along the riverfront.


Hamilton-Turner House, c. 1873, now an inn. The city is chock-full of similar historic homes.


Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, c. 1896. Impressive interior, and no admission fee!


The fountain in Forsyth Park, erected in 1858.


The Olde Pink House restaurant (c. 1789), where we had dinner in a lavishly decorated dining room. And more fountains and gardens and trees and squares…



Savannah Stopover

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Mar 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This year, on our annual trip to visit my mom in Port St. Lucie, Florida (been there, blogged that), we stopped for two nights in Savannah, Georgia. Armed with our invaluable walking tour guidebook ($6 well spent), we spent almost all of our time in th…