Friday, May 20, 2011

Watergate Salad recipe

I could not believe this recipe was in my inbox from Kraft just a minute ago. This treat brings back many yummy memories for me as a child. I think this was the first thing my Grandmother had ever shown me how to create. I have made this salad for many different occasion and I hope you do also!

Watergate Salad recipe

What You Need

1 can (20 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple, in juice, undrained
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

MIX first 4 ingredients in large bowl until well blended.




Petersburg Court House - Virginia

One of the many things we have had the honor of seeing while here in VA is the Petersburg Courthouse. I have to say that the photo does it no justice.

This is one of the great things built that have been around for a very long time. This was here during the Civil War in 1865 and to think it is still standing today amazes me.
This is what the City of Petersburg website says about it -

"The Petersburg Courthouse, built between 1837 and 1839, was the official Confederate headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg. On April 20, 1861, local volunteers formed in its square to enlist. On June 9, 1864, its bell sounded the warning for the local militia to meet the advancing Union cavalry.

During the Siege, soldiers from both sides could see the courthouse clock from the trenches and they set their timepieces by it. The clock tower was a favorite target of Union artillerists, who poured an estimated 20,000 shells into the city. When Petersburg fell on April 3, 1865 a Union flag waved above it."
More to come so keep checking three month trip has only begun!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

OMG!!! It Has Been Awhile

Boy I have been super busy so sorry for not posting..lets see what has been going on...

My daughter came to visit us in Louisiana.  We had so much fun.  The above pic was taken while we were on an outing to the coast and getting in some alligator watching...woohoo so much fun.  I promise to post more pictures soon.

After she left and went back to Kansas we had to get super busy with packing.  Yep we are taking a bit of a holiday of sorts in VA for three months while hubby is attending school.  Super busy I tell you.  We are here now in beautiful Petersburg, VA.  There is so much history from this and surrounding areas, I am very excited to experience all I too!

I will be posting more later with kinda flash backs on what has been going on so check back often to read all about it :)



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