Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Winding down 2007...

After hosting a house full of guests for Christmas, we realized how much fun it is to have family around. We completely loved the extra attention they lavished upon each of the children and I will never complain about someone helping me organize closets and putting together shelves.

When New Year's Eve rolled around I should've been cleaning and organizing still, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I just HAD to leave the house and go somewhere new and fun or I was going to have a hormonal melt-down ( I hope you fellow female readers understand this feeling).

So off we went to our first trip to Harper's of the biggest Union surrender in the Civil War, site of John Brown's raid against slavery, and the place where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers join together in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Spencer rock climbing on some of the bluffs in the area. We were amazed at how the buildings in the town were built right up into the solid rock. (FYI: No he hasn't worn a pair of long pants yet this winter.)

The view from "Jefferson's Rock"...the place where Thomas Jefferson stood in 1783 and declared,

"The passage of the Potomac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature."

We were as awe-struck as Thomas Jefferson.

A perfect ending to a wonderful year! Happy 2008 to all of you!


Aitch said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

I can't believe I spent five years in Virginia and never made it to Harper's Ferry. Maybe some day :o)

Anonymous said...

looks like fun! i liked harper's ferry too when i went there last year. it's really beautiful! al

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