Monday, January 9, 2012

Trip north – part 1

After our trip west, we stayed home about 8 whole days before embarking on a 10-day trip up to PA to visit John’s side of the family. We left on Dec 14, the day before Savannah’s birthday. We drove as far as Washington, DC and stayed overnight. The next day, we went to Arlington National Cemetery – you know, to celebrate Savannah’s birthday :) It’s just what worked for us that day – we did go to the Native American Museum later in the day and she enjoyed that, too.

I don't think we can express enough gratitude to the men and women who serve and have served in the military. Our freedoms are only possible because of what they have given. Thank you!

JFK’s grave and memorialIMAG0515
Memorial amphitheater – the sky was beautiful that day.
We toured the Robert E. Lee home. A memorial to the Columbia space shuttle. Love that the big cross is right there.
Tomb of the unknown soldier. We caught the changing of the guard.
One of my favorite pictures. I just love how the sky looks and the lines created with the tombstones. Also the scraggly trees on the horizon add to the beauty.
This is cool – at the Native American Museum, they have this beautiful flag on display. It is made entirely of tiny beads.

We spent the next few days in PA visiting family and friends. This time, we caught up with some that we haven’t seen in a few visits, but unfortunately missed out on seeing some others. There is simply never enough time.

Thanks to John’s side of the family for the wonderful hospitality and fun. They have always welcomed me with open arms and they instantly became my family, too. Much love to all of you!

1 comment:

  1. Love that photo of the trees in the cemetary. And the beaded flag? Wow!


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