Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Penn Top 10

To recap our time in Pennsylvania, here are the top 10 highlights of the our trip:

10. Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day - This got our trip Mooo-ving in the right direction! :) (I just couldn't resist)

9. Realizing the Smuckers are Amish and sell more than just jam.  

 8. Old Town Philly

 The Betsy Ross house

 Independence Hall

Cute historical homes...

 Elfreth's Alley

Christ Church, were many of our Nation's early leaders worshiped.  Ryan is sitting in the pew where George and Martha Washington's family sat.  Later John Adams would also sit in this pew box to worship.   

7. Jim's Steaks - We needed the authentic Philly Cheese Steak experience.  

Come to Mama...

6. Camping at French Creek State Park
Tent up, Check. 
Doesn't it look so happy and cute! 

10 minutes later a thunderstorm hit...

5. Invention of the Sm'Oreo - It tastes good when it's all you've got!

4. Gettysburg Battle Grounds and Military Cemetery - 
   Lots of cannons 

And here's Ryan at the monument in the military cemetery where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.

Battle of Gettysburg fact: 51,000 Americans died in just 3 days.  It was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.

3. Touring Lancaster County


The most gorgeous farmsteads I've ever seen.  

 WHOA?? WHAT?! Mom, forget you've ever seen this.
Did I tell you about the beautiful and scenic farmsteads?!?!?

And here's the cutting edge of Amish farming - brand new Amish machinery...hook it up to your trusty steed and watch your steel wheels roll, Baby!

2. Meeting Ryan's friends from Brazil - the reason we went to Pennsylvania in the first place was to attend the wedding of Ryan's friend, Nancy, and to see her parents, Steven and Lourdinha.  
 Here we are with the newlyweds, Nancy and Brian.  Ryan and I felt like the old married couple! 

Here's Ryan and Lourdinha!  It was so great to meet some of the people who were Ryan's good friends while in Brazil. 

*Drum Roll.....*

1. It's all about the.....

Nothing tops getting to spend 120 glorious uninterrupted hours with my Sweetheart!


keepcalmandcarryon said...
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keepcalmandcarryon said...

Lin, there are so many things I love about this post. My highlights were:

8. That is how we do trips - pack in as much history as possible. And I love the photo of you two together in the alley - so cute!! (And fact that Ryan is wearing a John Deere shirt in that photo!)
7. oh yeah
6. I. Love. The. Video.
3. Your humor is fantastic.
1. I love your affection for Ryan! And I am so happy you got those uninterrupted hours - there is nothing better!

Love you "old married couple"!