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.
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…
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?”
See the for sale sign? “Yes please, I’d like to buy this windmill.”
“Or maybe we can just go live in that castle,” said Rochelle.
“What castle? Oh, that castle.”
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!
And, well, being ridiculous of course.
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.)
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. 😉
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.
Can’t wait until NEXT time!!