First, the obligatory Lancaster Co. buggy picture:
We spent a chilly day at Valley Forge, learning about the winter of 1777-78 during the Revolutionary War.
|General Anthony Wayne, for whom|
Waynesburg is named!
|L was intrigued by the artillery|
|National Memorial Arch|
|Inside one of the 1000 huts in Valley Forge built by and for the Brigades during the winter of 1777-78. They slept 12 to a hut!|
JP joined us for a trip to Philadelphia, where we visited the Franklin Institute.
One of the reasons that I wanted to visit the Franklin Institute was because of this little guy:
We also were able to spend an evening with JP's sister & brother-in-law, and visit my Grandfather's estate in Frazer.
This is the house, on Route 30, that my Grandfather built in the 1940's, in which my father and his 6 brothers and sisters grew up. The white buildings behind it are the Laundromat and Car Wash of Speedi King, the business that my Grandfather started, and which is now owned and run by my uncle. (You can enlarge the pictures slightly by clicking on them.)
My Dad helped to build Frazer Church in 1960. Both he and my Mom, as well as JP and I were married there. Both of my grandparents, my uncle, and a great aunt and uncle are all buried there. This area is saturated with connections to my roots. JP's too - when we first got engaged, his aunt heard about it from my grandmother at Frazer church, where they both attended!