Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Library of Congress

Today we visited the Library of Congress to take a look at Autumn's grandma's genealogy book about their family history. We got our library cards, walked about 10 miles through underground tunnels, passed by the Mason workshop, and arrived at the books! (Which are not readily available at the LOC!!) It was super-fun and we got a little taste of home!
The book!

The researcher~!

Oh yeah, she's famous!

1983 called, they want their hairstyles back!

Yep, Library of Congress, baby!

Family crest!

Call # CS71.A375 1988!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Statue Hunt in Richmond

Our last trip in DC before heading out: We roadtripped down to Richmond with JW, Krissy and the Borderopoli and headed for Monument Avenue where we decided that we should attempt to recreate statues of famous figures from Richmond's history. Hilarity ensued!Tennis Star Arthur Ashe...appeared to be smiting a group of children with a tennis racket and a book!Stonewall Jackson on his mighty steed!Confederate President Jefferson DavisRobert E. Lee and his mare!JEB Stuart and horse as performed by Autumn and Eric
Sterling as a founding father...or maybe a wizard!
Everyone at the state capital
Autumn and her excellent impression of important Richmonder #12.
Such a life-like bust!
Autumn reclaimed her golden wand and used it to battle Johnathan with magical powers!
Sam Houston and his proud Texan admirers!
Will the real Robert E. Lee please stand up?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Niagara Falls

Our one day trip to Niagara was really fun. It was so relaxing to just walk, drink and gamble in the exotic land of Canada!
American Falls
Us at the falls
Why does every Canadian city have a fake Space Needle?
The real deal....Niagara!
The Niagara Sky Wheel...of DOOM!
Ok, maybe it was the Skywheel of boredom!
I liked it!
Autumn trying to steal a Whopper from Frankenstein!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Camping in Pennsylvania

This Friday, we braved the Washington DC rush hour traffic to start on the long trek to Niagara Falls. We camped overnight in Shawnee State Park, Mann's Choice, Pennsylvania.
The lake at Shawnee State Park at sunrise.