Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our June Vacation

Breakfast at our first campsite

Shenandoah Valley


Somebody has white legs...
The too-friendly wild turkey at our second campsite

Lancaster County

Hitching post at Walmart!

 Monday=Amish Wash Day

Quilt shops!

A quaint and common sight in Lancaster Co.

Picturesque Amish farms

A vonderful goot Pennsylvania Dutch meal at Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant

Buggy ride!

Horse (George) and buggy that was our ride

An Amish house--identified by it's green curtains; a tradition they carry on from long ago when they were persecuted in Europe.  Green curtains signaled the home was a place of refuge.

At the Delaware coast!

Footprints in the sand

Our campsite on the Delaware coast


Washington D.C.

Old Glory

Washington Monument
World War II Memorial
Lincoln Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The White House
Honor Guard at the White House--Germany's Chancellor was there, and important people were coming for a state dinner.
Other side of the White House
Caught in the crazy downtown rush hour traffic
Mt. Vernon

The old vault where Washington was first buried

Where Washington is buried

View of the Potomac River from the back of the mansion--another tourist said the big tree on the left is an original from Washington's time

Veranda seating

Relaxing after all our walking in the heat

Taking it all in

The back of the mansion

Beautiful gardens at Mt. Vernon!


  1. I am so impressed with your extensive vacation. It looks like so much fun. I've wanted to see all those places. My cousin lives in the Shenendoah Valley in Harrisonburg, VA and it would so fun to visit there. I've been to Washinton dc, but not all the places you did! Good for you, takes a lot of endurance to see all the sites with little ones in tow.

  2. Wow, Olivia!! How beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful time. :-) Your boys are just ADORABLE!! Thanks for sharing all these pictures - they are SO much fun to see! :-)

  3. Loved your pictures!!! Love your boys and love YOU!!!