Sunday, April 25, 2010

Our Visit to Antietam, MaryLand

My meds. are working and I feel like blogging tonight or I should say this morning.  

These are the dear chicklets that we visited on the East Coast.
At Harper's Ferry, no stone was left unturned or water fountain untested.
Meet Peter Pan and Tinker-Bell.

Much cooperation in the car was bartered for with a promise of kite flying at the battlefields that we visited.  We had the most success at Antietam.
Peter Pan who is three, almost four, really felt he could handle it on his own. 

What a guy! He did a fine job after his Dad and Granddad taught him the "ropes".  It was his hearts desire to fly the kite on his own.  He did it well for quite a long time.  I will always treasure this moment I captured.

It was a glorious day.

Tinker-Bell with my Daughter in Heart.  They are beautiful inside and out.

DH reading about the history that happened on this spot.
We felt that we were on hallowed ground.
"There are no better teachers for those who come after us than the silent monuments on the battlefields, marking the places where men died for a principle they believed right, whether they wore the blue or the gray uniform."          Major Wells Sponable, 34th New York Monument dedication

If you have been to Antietam, what did you experience?
 Tomorrow I will share some photos of our visit with Eileen of "My Quilting Porch" blogging fame.


Yvonne said...

Happy to hear you're feeling better. What a lovely family....sounds like you had an awesome trip.

Anonymous said...

Glad your better....the photos you took on your trip are crisp and clear! Sure sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Orcsmom said...

The chicklets are adorable!! Beautiful photos, and wonderful memories, thank you for sharing them with us!


dianne said...

wow ... i love this post, Gran

Kim said...

Great photos and what darling grandkids! The weather looks like it cooperated too!

quiltmom said...

HI Gran,
What a great post about a memory making trip. Love the photos of your family. The kite flying ones are particularly special.
I am so jealous you got to meet up with Eileen. She is such a lovely lady. What fun the two of you must have had together.
I will look forward to seeing your new post.
Glad to hear that you are feeling much better.