August 30, 2010

August 24, 2010

Abe's view

You can't go to the Lincoln memorial without thinking about Forrest!

August 23, 2010

August 20, 2010

Smithsonian Instuition

It's in the details...
Thanks to James Smithson who never even visited the United States we are blessed to have the Smithsonian Institution. It consists of 19 museums in and around Washington D.C. and has 168 affiliate museums around the globe. They consist of over 137 million pieces of objects, art work and specimens. That's allot of museum time! The castle pictured here today is the original start of this great institution.

The building alone is a piece of art.

August 17, 2010

Susquhanna Service Dogs

Momma Pearl

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with 7 little charmers. They are destined to be service dogs some day. If I ever happen to need a service dog I'd wish to be lucky and have one of these fellows. They have the calmest sweetest Momma whose name is Pearl. Thanks to Crystal for going through Pearl's pregnancy and helping to bring these beautiful creatures into the world. Alot of time is devoted that these dogs are taken care of properly before being trained to spend a life of helping those less fortunate. Check out their website at The puppies are named after gemstones. Tanzanite, Topaz, Amber, Diamond, Coral, Aquamarine (Aqua), and Opal.
Check out how other around the world have spend their week at

August 15, 2010

Holocaust Museum

What an impact.
I pray I find the strength to stand up to injustice.
You walk away from the museum with 'WHY' still lingering....
Only guard yourself and guard your soul carefully,
lest you forget the things your eyes saw,
and lest these things depart your heart all the days of your life,
and you shall make them known to your children,
and to your children's children.
Source: Deuteronomy 4:9

August 12, 2010

Free Parking

Another great Pennsylvania Dutch hang out is the Green Dragon Farmers market. It's open every Friday and has whatever you're looking for and at bargain prices. The most freshest fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meat along with socks, purses, and some stylin sunglasses. To top it all off everyone has 'free' parking! Bring your horse and come on down!

August 11, 2010

Mmmm Mmmm Gooood

While in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Ephrata, PA) we came across the best lunch special of the day. Any way you'd like them there worms .... fried (local favorite), steamed, with onions and of course potatoes, with a little butter, boiled, grilled. Take your pick and all are welcome!

August 10, 2010

Ollie and Cruisin down the river...


This town ain't big,
this town ain't small.
It's a little of both they say.
Our ball club may be minor league but at least it's triple A.
We sit below the Marlboro man,
above the right field wall.
We do the wave all by ourself.
Hang off, a blind man could've made that call.

We like beer flat as can be.
We like our dogs with mustard and relish.
We got a great pitcher what's his name.
Well we can't even spell it.
We don't worry about the pennant much.
We just like to see the boys hit it deep.
There's nothing like the view from the cheap seats.

So this is Ollie. King of Cheap. Who doesn't want a bargain?
Poor Ollie even got slammed in the head at the game. He
just continued to hang around.

Before the game....

They were crusin down the river...
On a Sunday afternoon.....

August 9, 2010

Calm Serenity

Only about 30 steps away from the world.....

Escape into your own world even if it's for only a half hour...

Rehoboth Beach, DL
Escape to other world's by visiting

August 8, 2010

Newburg, PA Covered Bridge Rd.

This ole bridge is still operatinal.
Built in 1870
A single-span Burr arch truss over Conodoguinet Creek.
Located: On Covered Bridge Road approximately 2 miles southeast of Newburg, Hopewell Township. This is the only remaining authentic covered bridge standing solely in Cumberland County. It does not have any additional steel reinforcement within the Burr arch truss system. The structure is covered with vertical boards and battens on the sides and horizontal clapboard siding on the portals with one window in the side near the end where the road curves, and it has a lengthwise opening under the eaves. The roof is corrugated metal, and the deck is covered with runners laid over crosswise planking. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1980.

A lazy Sunday drive put us at Cowan's Gap State Park.
Surrounded by Pennsylvania mountains.

August 3, 2010

Beachy Colors

Not many places can pull off a purple painted house.