Traveling To Virginia In My Travel Journal: Daily Art Practice
In the beginning of the summer, we complained of a drought. Now, we have so much rain that that my tomatoes are rotting from sitting in water on the ground. It was my first-year planting heirloom tomatoes, and I tried one for the first time yesterday and I was amazed at the sweetness. I am looking forward to digging sweet potatoes and picking peppers in the next few weeks. Harvest time is the best.
I finally finished my travel journal from our family vacation in June. I usually work from pictures as I prefer to spend my time with family making memories. If I have extra time, I sketch when I can but that doesn’t happen often.
My first few pages are maps. I tried a few different ways to document the area that we visited.
I mentioned in our first Tea and Poetry, that we visited Mount Vernon.
Another historical site we visited was the Battlefield at Manassas. I learned that there were 2 battles here during the Civil War, one at the beginning and one at the end. We also learned that one of the families that was present during the first battle, moved to avoid further battles and ended up owning the house in Appomattox where the Confederate surrender was signed to end the war. The scene I painted was from a souvenir postcard I purchased.
The last historical site we visited was the Tall Ship Providence. It is a replica of the first ship commissioned in the continental navy in 1775, later captained by Captain John Paul Jones. Our family took a private tour of the ship and learned so much from our tour guide.
My favorite meal of our trip was from Yong Kang Street, a Hong Kong Wonton and Noodle. SO delicious! I am always craving Asian food so whenever I get a chance to eat it, I savor it.
The soup was different than the traditional Wonton soup I am used too and I enjoyed the various veggies and noodles added.
While in D.C., we ate an Irish meal at Kirwan’s on the Warf.
That was the last page in this journal. now, off to start a new one with new adventures.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Mango Imperial Oolong, that I recently purchased. It is delicious and even has bits of pineapple, making it the perfect dessert tea. I would highly recommend it.
Happy Tea Day,