Keri Hanson

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Enjoyed an epic Italian feast at Bella’s in Charlottesville. They are a regional chain offering family style food. Our favorite was the primavera and gnocchi Mac n’ cheese. Also, the Limoncello pound cake with raspberry sauce was amazing. Truly an awesome meal with great friends.

An awesome day exploring Charlottesville, Virginia. We started today at Blue Moon Diner with the BBQ pork (pictured) and the Blue Mooncheros which were both fantastic. We toured Monticello including the gardens and the gravesite. After a hot afternoon, we headed to Carter Mountain orchard just down the hill, but a long and steep drive up. They have all types of freshly picked peaches and apples along with a big general store. Prince Michel winery is also on property. The views and frozen Bellini were fantastic.

Rain has held off on Mount Alto in Charlottesville, VA. Happy 4th to all!

Thanks to the handiness of the siding company, several units flooded, including mine. Thank goodness for renting!

Some coral enjoying a late lunch at the National Zoo.

In advance of the SCOTUS decision this week, wanted to share these sentiments.

In advance of the SCOTUS decision this week, wanted to share these sentiments.

Be thankful for what u have; u will end up having more. If u concentrate on what u dont have, you’ll never, ever have enough #GratefulHeart

—Buzz Williams, coach at @


Archaeologists have discovered a lost ancient Maya city in the rain forests of eastern Mexico.

The city site covers about 54 acres, and could have been home to as many as 40,000 people who lived around the year 1,000 B.C.E.

The Maya civilization was one of the most advanced in the pre-Columbian Americas. They ruled over large parts of the Yucatan peninsula as well as Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.

They named the city Chactun, meaning “Red Rock” or “Large Rock.”

The archaeologists found 15 pyramids at Chactun, including one that stands 75 feet tall. They also found ball courts, plazas, and tall, sculpted stone shafts called stelae.


What an amazing disxovery!