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JRob

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Visit to Baltimore
« on: July 04, 2010, 05:36 AM »
Good Morning All,

My family and I spent the last week in Parkville Maryland just outside Baltimore visiting our oldest son and (Shimsuki's brother) who just moved there after accepting the position of Asst. Pastor at Loch Raven Presbyterian Church. On Tuesday we all toured the US National Arboretum's National Bonsai & Penjin Museum and had a wonderful time. (My third, Shimsuki's first.) My son's home is only 22 miles away. Whoa! I am sure we will now visit often. The opening tree in the Japanese pavilion was a Japanese White Pine that has been in training over 425 years. Immense and spectacular! On Thursday we drove the 82 miles to Harrisburg PA and spent the morning with Jim Doyle at Nature's Way Nursery. Had a wonderful time viewing his personal collection and the items for sale. We ended up with a Shohin Shimpaku, finally a coveted Hagedorn pot and a Japanese viewing stone. On Friday we spent the morning with Yin Chin at Osiga in Ellicotte City (22 miles away). Yen was very gracious and gave us a tour of his personal collection and we purchased some pots and a rosewood root stand, viewed his shohin scrolls ( I have 3 that I purchased from him at Shohin STL 2009). We had a fabulous time time touring Washington and Baltimore's inner harbor area. The crab cake were great!

JRob   
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Visit to Baltimore
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 06:37 PM »
What a great vacation,  bonsai and the inner harbor,  wow!  Any pictures to share? Larry
 

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Re: Visit to Baltimore
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 07:04 PM »
Larry,

Here is a pic of the opening tree in the Japanese Pavilion - A Japanese White Pine that has been in training for 400 years. The other is Naka's famous forest.

Enjoy,

JRob
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Visit to Baltimore
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 07:10 PM »
Must have been great to see them in 3-D. Thanks, Larry