- America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
The view will take your breath when you swim in this pool. The Infinity design makes it seem as though you are in a lake looking out over nothing but divine beauty. And what a view to wake up to every morning.
Toonces and I spent the weekend with his friends and former college roommates in Charlottesville....out in the magnificent horse country. One of the prettiest, and wealthiest, areas in the United States. After seeing all these well trimmed pastures, ornate fences, luxurious homes and immaculate farms things seemed a bit older, messier, unkempt......when I got back home!
Ah but that is okay....after a few Lab licks it was home sweet home again.
Frank (who owns this home with wife Carolyn), Charlie, Toonces and Ed.
By the end of the night it was not just me who was sick of hearing "But it's my birthday..." "But I can do what I want, it's my birthday". None of the children to this point have worn out that expression quite like Toonces did. I hit the hay before midnight. It was that or strangle him in the pool for being so demanding.
This is an extraordinary home. Frank and Carolyn are charming hosts and we had a marvelous time.
Later this week I hope to do a "History with Rollie" segment...if I can find that darned powdered wig! I spent some time on the UVA lawn with the camera Saturday and visited Poe's room.
This evening I have to turn in work to the gallery for a showing that is still unframed....and I am hoping to squeeze in the time for "Evan Almighty". I want to see it before I hear to much about it.
Last night we watched "Ghostrider". That, I would say with all honesty, is one of the worst movies ever made. I'm talking "Vanilla Sky" or "Alexander" bad.....save your money and don't waste your time.