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What is the most famous landmark or building you have ever seen?

I am from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area so I have been to many famous landmarks. Independence Hall which houses the Liberty Bell.  The Pennsylvania Hospital which is the first hospital in our country and it has a great museum right in the hospital. I have also been to Penn Manor, the summer home of William Penn. It is located very close to where I lived in Bucks County. I have also visited Valley Forge, Gettysburg and Washington’s Crossing which are all historical parks from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. I was at the National Cemetery and the Arizona Memorial in Hawaii when my youngest daughter was in her high school band and invited to perform in the King Kamehameha Parade.  That was a wonderful trip. Hawaii is really beautiful.   I love to visit places of historical interest.

Do you like long vacation or lots of mini-vacations?

I like to do both. I went on a cruise once and we visited seven islands in the Caribbean. That was really cool. It was like taking several trips in one.  I was amazed how beautiful the Atlantic Ocean is where it meets the Caribbean.  Up till that point I had only seen the Atlantic Ocean at the Jersey shore.  Believe me, there is no comparison.

What is your favorite National or State Park?

I think Yellowstone National Park is my favorite park. I have very fond memories of going there when I was a child. But in my teens I spent many hours in Washington Crossing State Park both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

What is your fantasy vacation?

My fantasy vacation is to travel to Europe. I so want to see Rome and the Vatican. I understand that the art there is just phenomenal. Ireland is my second choice then Germany. Mostly so I can trace my family ancestors.

What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful that my dear friend is healing and getting stronger and I look forward to being able to visit my son and his family in Miami soon.

Wanda

Happy Memorial Day

Daily Prompt:  Detonate

If you live in the United States you are more than likely celebrating Memorial Day.  Today we remember those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.  It also signifies the beginning of summer.  There are parades, picnics and in Miami Beach this weekend there is an air show.

My son lives in South Beach right on the beach.  He called me yesterday to tell me about the air show going on right along the beach.  While we were on the phone, I heard a loud boom.  It sounded like a bomb had been detonated.   Gary told me that a stealth bomber had just passed by his building and he was standing on his balcony watching the show.

I was sorry I was not there to see those planes in action.  He went on to tell me that there were numerous boats anchored right off shore to watch the show.  I was concerned that my granddaughter, who is only fifteen months old would be frightened by the loud noise. Thankfully she was with her mommy at a birthday party away from the beach.

I really think it would be cool to take a ride in one of those stealth bombers.  It would certainly be the ultimate amusement park ride, don’t you think?

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to those who have served.

Wanda