National Park Seminary adventures with Rochelle

Well my friends, we’ve reached the last post in the adventures of Tasha and Rochelle! I know, bittersweet, isn’t it? When we last met I shared my outfit post, and yesterday Rochelle shared hers (she also shared a preview on Friday), and today wraps up our trip with photos from National Park Seminary.

Tasha and Rochelle {By Gum, By Golly & Lucky Lucille} at National Park Seminary

Which is an absolutely bizarre and fascinating place, as you can probably already tell by that one single photo!

The history includes a private girls’ school until 1942, a military hospital and housing after WWII and the Korean War, the addition to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, the creation of a preservation group to preserve the amazing buildings, and now private town homes and condos amongst those (in some cases rather dilapidated) original buildings.

And the buildings are so unique! There’s a windmill, a Japanese pagoda, a castle, an Italian villa…

National Park Seminary

National Park Seminary

That last bit of history is perhaps the most interesting of all, that you can actually live here, as there are private residences peppered throughout this neighborhood. Perhaps that’s what we’re contemplating here. “Seriously? Someone could live here?”

Tasha and Rochelle {By Gum, By Golly & Lucky Lucille} at National Park Seminary

National Park Seminary

See the for sale sign? “Yes please, I’d like to buy this windmill.”

National Park Seminary

“Or maybe we can just go live in that castle,” said Rochelle.

Tasha and Rochelle {By Gum, By Golly & Lucky Lucille} at National Park Seminary

“What castle? Oh, that castle.”

National Park Seminary

Thank goodness my mom was taking photos, or you’d have never seen us together since we were clearly too busy having fun and taking photos ourselves!

Tasha and Rochelle {By Gum, By Golly & Lucky Lucille} at National Park Seminary

Tasha and Rochelle {By Gum, By Golly & Lucky Lucille} at National Park Seminary

And, well, being ridiculous of course.

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Oh by the way, that shawl I’m wearing? That’s a Christmas present from my mom! I am very fortunate that she knit me this beautiful piece. You can see more on her Ravelry page. (Yes, my mom is totally that cool and is on Ravelry too.)

Christmas shawl

Sigh. What a wonderful weekend. And hey look, it’s a photo of me taking the photo on the right! I’m sure this amuses no one but myself, so just humor me, okay. 😉

Tasha and Rochelle {By Gum, By Golly & Lucky Lucille} at National Park Seminary

Anyone who’s ever said making friends online is weird is just straight up wrong. Friends are friends the world over, no matter how you make them. I never expected when I started this blog to become best friends with another blogger across the country, but I did. And my life is so much better for it!

It was a weekend geeking out about sewing, knitting and vintage randomness over cups of tea, laughter, great meals and adventures.

Tasha and Rochelle {By Gum, By Golly & Lucky Lucille} at National Park Seminary

Can’t wait until NEXT time!!

Tasha and Rochelle {By Gum, By Golly & Lucky Lucille} at National Park Seminary

(Photography credits because I’m an idiot and didn’t include them last time: in my last post all photos of Rochelle were by me, all photos of me were by Rochelle. In this post all photos of us together were by my mom, all photos of everything else were by me. That should cover it!)

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Golly, 15 Comments!

  • *sniffles* I miss you and min-mills (mini windmills) and Afgan food. Like, a lot. Best weekend ever.

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  • Fun! And what a neat place!

    Gorgeous shawl as well!

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  • Two peas in a pod! It’s been fun to follow your fantastic weekend adventure.

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  • GORGEOUS!!! Love that place and your outfits girls! You seem to have had a really fun time together!

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  • Wow, that IS a fascinating place! I would totally live there!
    And you guys are so cute. I agree, friends are friends no matter how they’re made!

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  • I got kind of wry of online friends after watching that MTV show Catfish, but that would be hard to do if you are both bloggers and have loads of photos of yourself!

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  • I’d love to be able to visit, it looks so interesting! I really love old and run down buildings, they have such a great atmosphere.

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  • Those buildings are great! I’d certainly be tempted by a castle.

    Now I’m imagining you both sharing it and having loads of excellent adventures. Lots of room for a sewing room in there…

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  • You both look like you have had a marvellous weekend and it has been delightful reading about it on both blogs, I can only say it must be lovely meeting Rochelle in person, I have spoken to her by email only asking for sewing advice, I never really expected an answer but she replied with helpful advice and I managed to make my dress, if she is as lovely in person as she was to me, a complete stranger, by email you are lucky to have met such a good friend.

    Now if either of you ever fancy a trip to Guernsey in the Channel Islands, please get in touch, living in such a small place with not many sewers around I envy people that can meet up and share their passion for vintage, sewing and knitting, I can only dream of such a time, am a shy person who is thinking about starting a blog but nervous to put my sewing, knitting and crochet out there.

    Both your blogs have given me confidence to sew, knit and be more open that I love vintage clothing etc so I thank you both

    Sarah xx

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  • I think blogging is like online dating for finding friends. As an adult, it’s sometimes difficult to find peers with the same interests. The world is a lot smaller than it was before the internet. Thank goodness,

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  • You two have raised the bar for awesome blogger meetups from here on out! 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

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  • It has been super great following your adventures together! Can’t wait to see more of your adventures together in the future!!!

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  • You both look like bright, beautiful birds against the grey weather! What an amazing place to visit, would love to spend a day exploring so thanks for the brilliant photos.

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  • I managed to marry one of my online friends 😉 so I COMPLETELY understand!

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