Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: A Renewed Spirit

Much like Rachel from and then, she {snapped}(which is from whence this "Wordless Wednesday" post came), I am pretty much incapable of going with completely wordless.  I like words.  How about I compromise and try to keep it short!

Josiah and I went to the mountains last weekend.  We visited my parents, saw some beautiful scenery, played a lot, and just adventured through the countryside.  Here are some highlights:

We're starting our Friday journey!! SO much better than work!

It's a giant skate...in the middle of nowhere!!!

Josiah at the ruins of an old mill in Harper's Ferry, WV...*sigh* I love that place

Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church...it was a picture of this beautiful old church that first brought us to Harper's Ferry.

We took some time to lounge around and dip our feet in the Shenandoah River.

In front of St. Peter's

If you're ever on US 340 just outside of WV, you should TOTALLY eat at this place.  The food is great and the atmosphere is so freaking neat it's unbelievable!

And we stumble across a place in the middle of nowhere called Dinosaur Land.  What?!  A giant skate and now dinosaurs!!

This is how big these concrete monsters were...

Sunset on Skyline Drive...and A LOT of fog rolling in, which forced us to stop at Big Meadow Lodge...

which is where we found this deer right outside the room early the next morning!

My mom and I during our visit.  It's rare that we actually get a picture together because one of us is almost always the picture taker.  Thanks for doing the honors this time Josiah!!

One of our last real stops.  We ate at Frisby's Restaurant in Powhatan.  The food was good, the server was really sweet, and it was reasonably priced!

I had such a wonderful time on our adventure.  It was so nice to be able to get away for a couple days with absolutely no schedule.  I highly recommend it!


  1. that skate is huge! Looks like a fun adventure!

  2. It was huge! LOL Between that and happening upon the giant dinosaurs we were pretty amused. It was VERY fun, and it's always amazing what you can see in this wonderful country when you expand your horizons a bit and keep your eyes open!

  3. That large skate cracks me up...and brings back memories. I love pictures of sunsets and clouds. Very nice!

  4. Thank you Jill! The skate cracked us up too...and Dinosaur Land. I've never seen Josiah pull over that fast! LOL

    We took TONS of pictures of the landscape on skyline drive but this was one of my favorites. It was even more beautiful in person, and to see the speed at which the fog rolled in was amazing.