Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pictures from my trip to Virginia {Part 1}

I know that some of you are waiting for pictures from my trip that I took last week. :) I have so many pictures that I'm going to try and divided them into two posts, maybe three. Also before I forget, go check out an awesome giveaway that Amber hosting on her delightful blog. Hurry though, it ends tonight.  Well, maybe don't hurry. As I really want to win. :)

Day 1 {really day 2, but we spent the first day driving.} - Harpers Ferry/Alexandria/Washington D.C.

Bookshop at Harpers Ferry =) I found some great books in this shop and all for a wonderful price. 

Harpers Ferry was great. The book shopping is wonderful. The town is unique and charming. And if the town looks familiar, it's because it was used in the film, Gods & Generals.  

Bridge in D.C.

Gabrielle in D.C.

The White House

Jefferson Memorial

Washington Memorial

Day 2 - George Mason's Home/Alexandria/Carlyle House
George Mason

Dogwood Blossoms

George Mason's House

A red gate that I found at George Mason's house. I love the color against the green grass. 

George Mason's Grave

Gen. Robert Edward Lee's Boyhood Home

Day 3 - Manassas Battlefield/Alexandria 
Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson Statue 


Spot where Gen. Bee said, "There stands Jackson like a stonewall..."

Stone House

The First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria


  1. Lovely pictures! I'm proud to live in Virginia- we have so much history. :)


  2. ooohh, love the picture of George Mason's house. What a pretty place! I so want to go to America. On my list of things to do;-)
    I'm hosting a fun giveaway on my blog; check it out!

  3. This looks like such an amazing trip! ^^

  4. Three cheers for the best state in the USA! I'm a little biased - but that's just 'cause I'm a native :D I love the history here!

  5. Ah... Cherry blossom season :) I traveled to the D.C. area about two years ago, and it was beautiful.

  6. Wow! Gorgeous pictures! We went to DC last year but it was not what I wanted it to be...we basically walked aorund to museums and I did not enjoy it at all. I want to walk around to the monuments and see them up close. Did you see the Lincoln Memorial? I hope to go back this year. I really wanted to go during the spring because of all the blossoms, but obviously that didn't happen... :( ahh well! I will live vicariously through your pictures.=)

  7. Hey,

    I wrote a comment for you about 2 days ago... and it hadn't become accepted..

    Maybe I was asking too personal questions or the reason was that I forgot to include some nickname after that comment.. Now.. while writing this.. I'll include the nickname after, okay ? :D

    Even though you weren't so willing to answer some questions it would be nice to get some kind of response..
    For example: "Sorry, but we don't want to share things that have something to do with our private lives"

    So.. I'll try to ask again: why were you "homeschooled" or how did your parents get the idea of homeschooling you? :)
    (If the questions above are too personal.. then what about this one: what is homeschooling/homeschool all about? :) )

    I'm not asking this in negative way.. I'm just a little bit curious.. 'cause I have graduated from public school.. (we don't even have any private schools here abroad where I live...)

    :) hopefully, this time, I may get some kind of response..

    - AbroadIam - <- that's my nickname.. :D

  8. Oh, what a wonderful trip! Is that the back of Gabrielle in front of the Stone House??
    I've been to Virginia several years ago, but I would LOVE to go again!

  9. Kristin - I wish I lived in Virginia sometimes. I love it there! :)

    nzkiwigirl - Yes, George Mason's house is beautiful. I wished I could live there myself. Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway. :)

    Jo March - Me too. I love Virginia's history. :)

    Nina - Yes, cherry blossom time. It was beautiful though it caused problems for our allergies. :p

    Amy - We didn't see the Lincoln Memorial this time. But I've seen it on other trips to DC.

    Abroadlam - Sorry, I didn't answer your previous comment. I've been thinking how to answer your question. I'm not sure of the whole reason why they homeschooled me, as they decided before they were married. But they felt in their hearts that God wanted them to homeschool their children instead of sending them to public school. Homeschooling is were the parents teach their children at home. For us it was our mom who stopped working outside of the home to take care of us. I loved being homeschooled and will be homeschooling my kids. Does this answer your question?

    Achaia - Yes, it is. :)

  10. I thank you for all the answers you gave.. :)

    Now I know more about homeschooling "system" :D

    Sometimes being curious is for good.. isn't it? :)

    Out of that topic I'd like to say I like your style.. I'm also interested in earlier centuries' clothes and.. everything..
    (long sleeve dresses, high-waisted skirts... cameo jewelry etc.. <- just some of my favourites to name) :)

    - AbroadIam - :)

  11. ops.. I meant to write earlier decades' style :)

    - AbroadIam -


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