From the rock, you can see the Potomac River, and some of historic Harpers Ferry.
This is the ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.
Isn't it beautiful?
An old community root cellar. There were several inside this long rock wall.
I loved this building, because all around it there were signs that told you how to tell what had been there before. It was neat to learn what archaeologists look for in old buildings.
I will always remember running through this part of historic Harpers Ferry as the sun was just starting to rise, and eagerly anticipating returning later in the day to explore.
North vs. South
John Brown's Fort
The soldiers were cooking up some dinner.
Eating and chatting.
And we came to that footbridge that I had run over the morning of the marathon. It is part of the Appalachian Trail. The boys were excited to cross the bridge themselves. I told them about how earlier that morning it had a layer of ice and was slippery.
Most hikers consider Harpers Ferry the halfway point on the Appalachian Trail, even though it isn't quite exact. It's sort of a mental halfway.
That looks like such a fun trip. I love that picture of the "north vs. South"!
I do wish I lived closer to this historical goldmine.
Your boys are so cute!
I didn't know Harper's Ferry was considered the halfway mark on the Appalachian Trail. But then, the only part of the trail that I'm familiar with is in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York.
Very cool! I love to see the history of the areas that I travel to. I hope your leg is feeling better!
Oh Lisa I do hope your injury is healing and you are not in pain. A Chiro hope is helping.
It was nice to see the sights with you and the boys and you still did awesome never doubt that. Hugs B
i love harpers ferry. i also enjoyed that archaeology building...a marathon through the town would be strenuous, it's so hilly! hope your leg is feeling better!
Congrats on the marathon! The pictures look fantastic.
Oh what a great place to explore - AND a great history lesson for your boys!
Sounds like an amazing trip and a great educational experience:)
I loved exploring downtown Harper's Ferry too.
I want to go! I love the combination of history and natural beauty. :)
I visited Harper's Ferry years ago--I was a teenager--but I remember having a good time. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it, too, after your run. Hope the injury is feeling better!
Sorry about the injury.
But your excursion looks fun! I'm glad you all were able to do such fun activities together!
i freakin' love these places!!
i like the north vs south shot. :)
I seriously love the history of these places... maybe one day I'll be able to visit, I'd LOVE it!
Thank you for your comment about my stolen camera... I'm going to make another round thru the pawn shops, today at lunch... it makes me mad all over again, but I can't NOT look, ya know, cuz there's a chance it might just turn up... trying to keep positive! =)
Sorry to hear about your IT band...hope you heal fast. Your photo tour makes me want to go and visit this awesome historic spot.
So cool! That root cellar looks awesome. Hope you recover quickly :)
This is beautiful; I've long wanted to visit Harper's Ferry so seeing it through your eyes was awesome!
Hope your knee is healing and hope you'll keep us posted.
I'm sorry not to have been around much, Lisa, but especially don't like to hear you were injuried. Please take good care, and know I'm thinking of you
Love the photo's; so good that you were able to do that. :)
Oh how fun Lisa!! Looks like a place that I would enjoy visiting.
Lisa: I'm sorry to learn of your injury. I was a distance runner before a couple of surgeries put an end to that hobby. I miss it. The photos from the trip are fun and it's obvious that it was a big hit for the kids! :) Feel better!!
Looks like a fun trip for the boys...and you too if not for the injury. Sorry I haven't been stopping by...life happens I guess.
I hope your leg is better! It has been many years since I've walked around Harper's Ferry. Way too long! I need to get back there. When we lived in Maryland we would drive there to get our West Virginia fix because it was closer than driving all the way home. We also kept our cars registered in WV so we would drive there to get our cars inspected to keep our stickers current! lol Looking back I can't believe we did that for 4 years!
You got some awesome pictures. I love learning so much about history from that area. I plan to visit the area in a few weeks. I hope you are healing well.
I'm glad you were still able to enjoy yourself. :) I like traveling with you!
and your children are so charming and lovely. God Bless your family!
I love old places and ruins!
Harper's Ferry is such a neat place! Amy would love to visit too-especially from the perspective of a future archaeologist!
So fun! Love the pic of North vs South boys.
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