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Last week I posted an article with the title, “Where in the world is Vicki Andree?” and included this fun photo.

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A number of you guessed correctly and a winner was selected.

This picture was taken in Niwot, Colorado. What an interesting place to visit!

The town of Niwot was named for Chief Niwot, an Arapaho leader, whose people were hunting and fishing along the Front Range when the first gold miners arrived in 1858. Niwot, in Arapaho language means “Left Hand’.

Niwot was platted in 1875; two years after the Colorado Central Railroad extended its tracks northeast from Boulder. This expansion provided a significant boost to the local agricultural economy by creating a link to markets as far away as Wyoming and Denver. Click here to learn more.

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I love traveling and visiting other countries. This is an interesting article and I wanted to share it with my readers.

Archaeologists say they’ve uncovered two royal buildings from Israel’s biblical past, including a palace suspected to have belonged to King David.

The findings at Khirbet Qeiyafa — an fortified hilltop city about 19 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Jerusalem — indicate that David, who defeated Goliath in the Bible, ruled a kingdom with a great political organization, the excavators say. Click here to read more.

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It reminds me of the fun I had exploring Jerusalem.

Join two born-again Christians exploring the Old City of Jerusalem without a tour group.

Experience the excitement of discovering the Hebraic roots of our Christian faith. Visit archaeological sites and museums that strengthen our faith. Discover Jewish holidays and learn their significance to Jesus and to us. Read about thriving churches in the Old City. Mingle with citizens of the Old City. Learn how to shop the souk and communicate with vendors. Hear the call of ancient stones from the Holy Land. Worship with us as we meet with God in churches, synagogues, mosques, tombs, tunnels, ramparts, and at the Western Wall. Click here to learn more.

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Visiting Savannah is like an adventure in nature and architecture. Although the two subjects may seem contradictory, in fact, each demands the other to soar above the mundane. Here I see nature being accented by the natural stone an the arch at the entrance of the walk.

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Here is an example of the stark architecture of row houses from decades past.

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Around the same time, two story homes like this display stately affluence. Flowers and trees heighten the beauty of the architecture.

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I found this building especially beautiful. If I could choose an apartment, it would be here. The gold and black lattice accent white stone. A delight to the eyes.

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The tree-lined streets in Savannah in early spring make for a lovely scene. Just driving the city and viewing the immense display of flowers and foliage makes for a pleasant afternoon.

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I found this old Victorian building enchanting. We stayed in the house next to it. Living in the historical section of Savannah for a week made for a memorable vacation. Most everything you want to see is within walking distance, including the Savannah Riverfront. Notice the purple wisteria dangling from the porch roof. Since wisteria blooms for only about two weeks, I felt particularly blessed to have experienced it.

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Savannah In Spring

First Congregational Church with Pastor Taylor made our first Sunday in Savannah!  Pastor Taylor gave a stirring message and made us feel quite at home. His congregation welcomed us royally with hugs. We wished we could have been there for more services.  The building faces the Whitfield Square. Whitfield Square was built in 1851 and named after Rev. George Whitefield, founder of Bethesda Home for Boys.

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Here is a view of the inside of the church. The pipe organ is amazing to see. The man who played the piano did a terrific job.

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After church we took a trolley tour of the city.

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David joined me for a fun picture. That’s our group, all of the seats on the left side of the trolley.

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Here is a view of our driver and the front of the trolley. This shows just how green and beautiful Savannah is in May!

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During our trip to Georgia, we took every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. With such a lovely backdrop and great family, it was the best of times. We spent some time at Tybee Island, just hanging out and walking the beach.

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Savannah

David and I recently traveled to Savannah, Georgia with friends and family for the Andree Family Reunion. One of the fun places to go is the Savannah Riverfront. While we were there replicas of two of Columbus’s ships were open for self guided tours. The Nina was built by hand without power tools. The Pinta is slightly larger than scale, and was built in Brazil. We spent hours there, shopping and enjoying those historical old ships.

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We stayed in a house built in 1896. Living in the historical section of the city for a week made for an interesting time. All of the tourist trollies came by and talked about our neighborhood.  David, and the other David, liked to sit on the front porch and wave at the passing tourists.

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David and I got this picture taken to show off the lovely lattice work around the front porch.

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The flowers were beautiful.

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Hilton Head Island is only a few miles away, so we spent an afternoon soaking up the sun and picking up sea shells.

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Where in the world is Vicki Andree?

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The first person to correctly identify this place wins a copy of the book, “Gospel”.

Please leave your location place in the comments section. Contest ends Sunday, July 13 at midnight.

Happy Travels!

 

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Today and tomorrow is the 237th anniversary of the Battle of Hubbardton. A celebration will be held at the Hubbardton Battlefield. There will be activities for the whole family. What a fun way to learn the history of the area.

The Battle of Hubbardton was fought during the Revolutionary War with the Americans fighting off the British and Germans on American soil. This important battle left a historical legacy.

A local body commissioned the erection of a monument on the battlefield site in 1859, and the state began acquiring battlefield lands in the 1930s for operation as a state historic site. The battlefield was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and is the site of annual Revolutionary War reenactments.

 

As many of you know, I love to travel. So if your family is planning a vacation in the area and want to take in some historical sites, I’d highly recommend visiting this one. There is so much to learn. This link will get you started on your planning.

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