Harpers Ferry

27 Dec

As promised, here is my full update about Harpers Ferry.  It was an easy drive from Alexandria (and Kerry’s dad was impressed with us being in Virginia, having DC off to our right, being in Maryland, then back into Virginia and then West Virginia in a short 70 minute period of time).  Harpers Ferry was relatively empty but it was perfect weather for sightseeing.

Miss H liked the ‘big bridge’ across the river.

Then, she saw a train and that was SO exciting. However, I don’t think she realized how loud it was going to be. This upfront and personal encounter with a loud train has been the topic of conversation many times today. Luckily, Thomas and his friends on our track at home are not as loud.

Miss H could not get off that bridge quick enough and was very happy to be back on the sidewalk.

Kerry and Grandpa read the signs while Miss H dug for rocks.

Kerry had to ham it up a little.

I could not seem to get all of them to look at the camera.

Then it was off to climb the steps. Miss H did really well on all the steps but then realized it was a perfect opportunity to get a ride.

The view was great from the top.

Kerry had to make sure we were going in the right direction.

We had a great time wandering around and Grandpa gave Miss H the opportunity to pick out our lunch spot. We talked about pizza and cheeseburgers and pasta and she decided on, “MCDONALDS!” So, that is where we headed. I think she informed everyone that we saw on our walk back to the car where we were going to lunch. Parenting award of the year for us 🙂

Every day on my way to work, I pass the Air Force Memorial and I am embarassed to say that I have never stopped by. On the way home, we decided to stop by and it was really cool.

There is a great view of the city too.

After a full day of running around, it was the perfect time to curl up with a book.

Grandpa headed back home today after breakfast. We miss him already!

 

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