Great Falls National Park

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Great Falls National Park – Virginia – August 2015
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Great Falls National Park – Virginia – August 2015

Great Falls National Park in Virginia is just north of Washington, DC on the Potomac River. I was fortunate to visit there while on a business trip last week.

Interestingly they do not have trash cans in the park, you must remove all your waste yourself. This includes soda cups and hot dog wrappers purchased in the park!

The Martha

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The Martha – Abingdon, VA – May 2015
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ETSU String Band – The Martha – May 2015

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be in” – Martha Washington

It was certainly easy to be happy sitting on the lawn of the Martha hotel and listening to bluegrass music. ETSU is East Tennessee State University, they have a fabulous ethno musicology program – among other great studies.

Quote found at http://www.great-quotes.com/quotes/author/Martha/Washington

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Doors – The Martha – May 2015

Vineyard

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Abingdon Vineyard – Abingdon, VA – May 2015
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Abingdon Vineyard – Abingdon, VA – May 2015

“High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water.”- Mark Twain

The setting for this winery was idyllic. It was somewhat off the beaten path and they had space for picnics. Oh and the wine was quite good.

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/wine?page=1