Trip to Virgina {Part 1}

 Last week, we went on a vacation of sorts. Our friends, Jessica and Stephen, were getting married in Blacksberg Virgina, so we planned an epic camping trip in Lexington, V.A. just a few days before the wedding. We love to camp. All of us--even me, although I'm not so huge on the spider part of camping. (Ok, so maybe I detest spiders and scream every time I see one..) Anyway, we haven't been camping for years so it was very exciting to be doing it again! (And this time, withOUT a crib or stroller!)
I made a vlog for you all after we had set up camp on the first day. Against my better judgement, I'm posting it for you... *cringes* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAC0hSdRWpg&feature=plcp
 Enjoy? XD

 Lexington was incredibly interesting! We all love history and Lexington had so much to see and do that was historic. Hannah is a little obsessed with the 1860's so, needless to say, she was thrilled to get to see places that her heroes (Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson) lived and taught.

 Our first stop was General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's house he lived in with Anna, his wife. (I've always thought it was kind of funny that people call him "stonewall". I mean, if I say "Thomas Jackson", people have to think twice before they know who I'm talking about. Do you know what I'm saying? It's like, his name was Thomas...not Stonewall... Ok, I'm kind of rambling...)

           It was a *cough* very unique tour of his house. (I think that's all I'll say on the subject. XD) But it was a nice house... and fun to see. I've always admired the Jacksons. They were sweet believers and a good example. (I've also heard they were happy people. I know I would have gotten along well with them. ha! :))

                                                           Yes, yes and yes. XD
                                                  Lunch time!!! LOL. hey, I love my family.
 Aaand, we toured VMI! (Virgina Military Institute) This was one of my favorite things we did. It is so beautiful there--the architecture and everything. They filmed some scenes from the movie 'Gods and Generals' at VMI so naturally, I was very excited to see it!

Meet Stonewall's horse, Little Sorrel. They stuffed it and put it on display in a museum at VMI. It kind of weirds me out a bit. Haha.
                                       The cannons--'Matthew', 'Mark', 'Luke' and 'John'. haha! :)

 Later, I'll post some more pictures from our trip, which include, a beautiful farm, a rehearsal, a wedding, and just some randomness! :)

In other news, I'm going to change the title of this blog to 'Life's a happy song' inspired by the song with the same title from the latest muppets movie. What do you think? :)

1 comment:

Rissi said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful trip. :-)