To Read on the Journey

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Field Trip

Adventure: An unusual, exciting, typically hazardous, experience, or activity. The exploration of unknown territory. The encountering of risk. Daring and exciting activity calling for enterprise and enthusiasm.

To kick off this home-schooling year we planned an 11 day field trip to Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania (a trip that was planned and paid for before Michael became the "Wedding Crasher").

We set off on our ADVENTURE which began with a 6 hr drive, over night hotel stay, 5 hr flight, 4 large bags, 3 carry-ons, 1 wheel chair bound husband, 1 heavy wheel chair, 1 little girl with a twisted ankle (uh-huh, Josie twisted her ankle the day before the trip. she limped like a trooper the entire time), 1 mommy fresh from the chiropractor, and 2 kids FORBIDDEN to get injured! Church, family, and friends were praying for us (okay, really for me not to lose it!). Packed in our hearts was a good dose of DETERMINATION. We planned to take it one day at a time, and HOPED to make WONDERFUL lasting memories.

We arrived in D.C. and were greeted by our friends and hosts Ginger & Spinner (you can visit Spinner's blog Filatore here). Vacation is definitely more fun when you have great friends to stay with! Yes, accommodations are FREE and that is a plus, BUT being with friends who are like family was a BONUS (we're glad they are moving back to our neck of the woods soon)!

Their is so much to do in D.C. that it is overwhelming!
We spent our first day in D.C. visiting the National Zoo and the National Cathedral.

Here are photos from the BREATH TAKING National Cathedral.
In the days to come I look forward to sharing with you the exciting happenings of our adventurous field trip. I will also include some fun vlog's from our trip.


togetherforgood said...

wow. that is just awesome. I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures. :)

Simply Sara said...

Looks like you had an amazing time. Those pictures from the Cathedral are absolutely breath taking. So gorgeous. You definitely have to frame some of those!

Looking forward to seeing more of your adventure!

Hope everyone's feeling better :)

Oh, and love the new look! Very pretty!

Heart2Heart said...


Love all these beautiful pictures. I love cathedrals and stained glass windows. I just think that are so inspirational and precious works of art of their own.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kristen said...

great "teaser" pictures. i am looking forward to more pictures and the vlogs!!

Shirin said...

I can't believe in my trips to DC I've never been there. Now, it's on my bucket list!