Ellie Visits Fort Hamilton


Friday August 7, 2015


Historic Historic Fort Hamilton takes us to the American Revolution with all of its Masonic symbolism and architecture highlighted in the nation's capitol, Washington, D.C. George Washington was guided (programmed) to what was set in place in his timeline but today things are changing as we move towards the presidential election of 2016 and people have come to understand that the Washington political machine doesn't work.

George Washington was guided (programmed) to most of what was set in place in his timeline but today things are changing as we move towards the presidential election of 2016 and people have come to understand that the Washington political machine doesn't work.

It's a sad commentary on what George Washington conceived in the 18th century - to what is happening today - a broken system that was doomed to failure. With Donald Trump currently moving ahead in the polls - those who hate the Washington political machine/system are not planning to vote "for" him, but "against" the old system.




On this day ...

After reading my clients, I went to John Paul Jones Memorial Park just across the street to meet my friend William from Brooklyn, who is retired from the army and took me into Fort Hamilton on a gorgeous day in the city. We met at the obelisk in the park then set up for Fort Hamilton is just down the street.

We walked there ... going through security before entering. I only visited the base once in the 24 years I've lived here - for a Christmas party in 2008. I have clients who live and work at Fort Hamilton but they come to my home for readings.

Generally the soldiers spend their time on the base while in uniform - but since 9/11 - when the country goes on high alert - things have changed. I'll never forget the day I woke up early and looked out to see soldiers wearing gas masks as they marched down the street into Fort Hamilton. We live in a time where the enemy comes in many unseen ways - biological warfare, technology, space, and more. Working with law enforcement has taken a more active role in my life.

As William and I walked around we passed the barracks - William pointing out the senior officers' quarters - very nice with a view of the ocean. One could not help but notice the beautifully manicured grounds - the fragrance of freshly cut grass permeating the area. Though William was never stationed at Fort Hamilton, he knows his way around as he works at the VA Hospital not far from here. After leaving the military William went back to his passion for music and as of late has been recording in a studio in Queens. Sometimes your dreams can be put on hold, but time permitting, can be revisited.

The energies were wonderful ... the soldiers friendly ... if not flirtatious ... if I was only younger. As it was after 5:00 pm - most were not in uniform.

Families were packing up to go home after a day at the pool as a group of children finished a football game (far left). The first picture is William in the outdoor recreation area with the Verrazano Bridge off to the far left in the picture.

Lots of places for us to eat outdoors as well as a pool we didn't use.

Fort Hamilton overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Verrazano Bridge just to the right in this picture.

The salute ... I think I did it wrong...

Inside I met some of William's friends at the bar.

Hanging out. Great energy. Laughter. Eating. Loud music. Dancing.

This leads to ... Offices. Historic Community Club. Recreation Area. More.

One of William's friends took this picture of us.

Until our next adventure ... We salute you.




Saturday morning I heard marching cadences so I grabbed my cell phone
and took this picture of the soldiers on their way back to Fort Hamilton.




Sunday ... Ellie and Nefertiti ... Discovering Nefertiti's tomb

Continued Adventures in John Paul Jones Park





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