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In a way to connect better with this Photo Blog Challenge presented by A ‘lil Hoohaa that I have joined and it being nearing 3 years in action, I will retroactively join it. So with the power of Google Photos a.k.a. my cloud I will go through my past pictures and play along with the past themes. It might be cheating a little bit, but hey, this is Hachland and not whatever your name is land!

Are you ready for the challenge!? Well, I am and we will go all the way back to July 2015 in which the theme was Patriotic!

We all know what patriotic is and well, what a better month it would have been for me to be able to choose to post in July. But now it’s March and I’m catching up. So without further ado here it is my photo blog challenge for July 2015!

1. A Firetruck from 9/1120150711_110338

In July we decided to take a visit to the New York State Museum in Albany, which is right down the street from where I live and of course I have been here multiple times. This time I took some pictures, I have done that before, but this time it fits for this theme. Here is a firetruck that was near the World Trade Center during the incident now known as 9/11.

2. Old Stone Fort


We also in the month of July visited the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, New York. It’s now a historic site, but it was originally built as a Reformed Dutch Church in 1772. Although within five years it was turned into stockade due to the American Revolutionary War. We got to the location a little after it had closed so we couldn’t get inside, but we walked around and took some pictures.

3. My New Spatula 20150713_180642

A few months earlier I had purchased and put together a new grill, so I needed to get a new spatula. And what a better design then the American flag. Yep, that’s a Labatt Blue I was drinking. How American right?

4. Christopher Columbus Statue


Also in July we hit up some arts and crafts festivial in Syracuse, it was near this Christopher Columbus statue. There was also a bunch of other events going on in the same downtime area of Syracuse. Including a jazz festival and some Native American festival, it was pretty cool. Plus I almost got hit by a car!

5. Uncle Sam’s Grave Site20150727_140130

As it was around the 4th of July, and the legendary figure Uncle Sam once lived across the river from me, I figured why not go and visit him. So we drove over to Troy and hit up the Oakwood Cemetery and visited Samuel Wilson, the man that has legendary became Uncle Sam.