Spring Vacation ’08

1500 Stone River Road
1500 Stone River Road
1500 Stone River RoadRichmond, VA
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Our cottage
Our cottage
Our cottage at the Round Top Campground, Gettysburg, PA
Inside our cottage
Inside our cottage
Tired Austin
Tired Austin
Bunny
Bunny
Bunny
Bunny
Somewhere in the PA mountains on the way from Gettysburg to Scranton
Somewhere in the PA mountains on the way from Gettysburg to Scranton
Somewhere in the PA mountains on the way from Gettysburg to Scranton
Somewhere in the PA mountains on the way from Gettysburg to Scranton
Somewhere in the PA mountains on the way from Gettysburg to Scranton
Somewhere in the PA mountains on the way from Gettysburg to Scranton
Beatutiful PA sky
Beatutiful PA sky
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Wilkes-Barre, PA
A yellow Beetle
A yellow Beetle
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Austin being silly
Austin being silly
Here's where we hit a lengthy traffic delay due to construction in Wilkes-Barre, PA so, the next several pictures are quite silly as the boys entertain themselves with the camera.
Austin being silly
Austin being silly
Austin still being silly
Austin still being silly
Jeremy
Jeremy
Brian being silly
Brian being silly
Jeremy again
Jeremy again
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
Arguably the bigest steam locomotive ever built. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Big_Boy This one is at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA.
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy” and some tiny engine
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy” and some tiny engine
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
A Lackawanna 2-8-0
A Lackawanna 2-8-0
Lackawanna roundhouse
Lackawanna roundhouse
Lackawanna deisel-electric engine
Lackawanna deisel-electric engine
Lackawanna live bottom coal car
Lackawanna live bottom coal car
0-6-0
0-6-0
Brian in the cab of the 0-6-0
Brian in the cab of the 0-6-0
Deisel engine
Deisel engine
Wooden snow plow
Wooden snow plow
These were pushed ahead of the engine to clear snow from the rail line.
An unrestored 4-4-2
An unrestored 4-4-2
Steamtown restoration shop
Steamtown restoration shop
Brian in the cab of a 2-8-0 steam engine
Brian in the cab of a 2-8-0 steam engine
Brian (and Austin) in the cab of a 2-8-0 steam engine
Brian (and Austin) in the cab of a 2-8-0 steam engine
Austin in the cab of a 2-8-0 steam engine
Austin in the cab of a 2-8-0 steam engine
Grand Trunk Western 4-8-2
Grand Trunk Western 4-8-2
Brain walking by the GTW 4-8-2
Brain walking by the GTW 4-8-2
Brian and Austin at the front of the GTW 4-8-2
Brian and Austin at the front of the GTW 4-8-2
Reading 4-8-4
Reading 4-8-4
Rahway Valley 2-8-0
Rahway Valley 2-8-0
Reading deisel-electric switcher
Reading deisel-electric switcher
Reading deisel-electric switcher
Reading deisel-electric switcher
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
It's 132 ft 9¼ in (40.47 m) long, pretty hard to fit into frame.
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
Union Pacific 4012 “Big Boy”
A steel snow plow
A steel snow plow
Austin being silly
Austin being silly
One of the remaining water tanks and the burned-out shell of the machine shop
One of the remaining water tanks and the burned-out shell of the machine shop
Austin and Brian beside the “Big Boy”
Austin and Brian beside the “Big Boy”
Jeremy beside the “Big Boy”
Jeremy beside the “Big Boy”
“Big Boy” cab
“Big Boy” cab
Brian eating hot fries
Brian eating hot fries
Austin, so ready to leave Steamtown and have lunch
Austin, so ready to leave Steamtown and have lunch
A ski slop near Scranton
A ski slop near Scranton
Notice the snow still on the slopes.
Scranton, PA
Scranton, PA
Sky
Sky
Somewhere near Wilkes-Barre, PA
Somewhere near Wilkes-Barre, PA
Side of a mountain cut
Side of a mountain cut
Wind farm
Wind farm
You could see these huge windmills for miles.
Wind farm
Wind farm
Brian just finishing a smore
Brian just finishing a smore
Reclining Austin
Reclining Austin
Austin in the castle on the campground’s playground
Austin in the castle on the campground’s playground
Brian in the castle at the campground’s playground
Brian in the castle at the campground’s playground
Austin jumping from the swing
Austin jumping from the swing
Brian jumping from the swing
Brian jumping from the swing
Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg Battlefield
Taken from the Eternal Light Memorial on the north end of McPherson Ridge (Oak Hill) looking south-east towards Mummasburg Road.
Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg Battlefield
Taken from the Eternal Light Memorial looking south along McPherson Ridge.
Eternal Light Memorial
Eternal Light Memorial
Taken from the observation tower at Oak Hill.
Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg Battlefield
Barlow's Knoll
Gettysburg Battlefield
Gettysburg Battlefield
Barlow's Knoll
Gettyburg Battlefield
Gettyburg Battlefield
Barlow's Knoll
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
NC Memorial on Seminary Ridge
Little Round Top and Big Round Top
Little Round Top and Big Round Top
Taken from the observation tower on Seminary Ridge near the Peach Orchard.
Cemetery Ridge
Cemetery Ridge
Taken from the observation tower on Seminary Ridge near the Peach Orchard looking north-east towards Cemetery Ridge. Emmitsburg Road is just visible past the Troste farm. The memorial in the distance is the Pennsylvania Memorial on Cemetary Ridge.
Austin on the Observation Tower
Austin on the Observation Tower
Notice the woods here behind Austin the provided cover for Longstreet's army and the Confedate Ave. running along Seminary Ridge. Near this spot General Picket lead a charge ordered by General Lee against the center of Meade's line on July 3, 1863.
Jeremy on the Observation Tower
Jeremy on the Observation Tower
This picture taken faceing north-east. You can see Confederate Ave. in the left side of the picture and Millerstown Road runnning acrost the frame. The intersection of Confederate and Millerstown marks the Peach Orchard.
Brian waits
Brian waits
Brian was too frightened to ascend this observation tower. I took this picture of him half-way down the tower steps. He is standing near a reproduction Napoleon cannon.
Observation tower at the Peach Orchard
Observation tower at the Peach Orchard
The Devil's Den
The Devil's Den
Taken from Little Roound Top looking due west. The outcropping of rocks is the Devil's Den. Just visible behind the woods at center frame is the observation tower at the Peach Orchard.
Devil's Den
Devil's Den
From Little Round Top
General Vincent
General Vincent
On Little Round Top
Austin and Brian
Austin and Brian
Austin and Brian running from Little Round Top to the Devil's Den.
General Warren
General Warren
Memorial to General Warren on Little Round Top.
Little Round Top
Little Round Top
Taken from the apex of Devil's Den.
Woods near Valley of Death
Woods near Valley of Death
Woods near Valley of Death
Woods near Valley of Death
Top of Devil's Den
Top of Devil's Den
Devil's Den
Devil's Den
Plum Run creek in the Valley of Death
Plum Run creek in the Valley of Death
Austin in the Valley of Death
Austin in the Valley of Death
Devil's Den
Devil's Den
Gettysburg Address Memorial
Gettysburg Address Memorial
Soldier's Cemetary
Soldier's Cemetary
New York Memorial at the Gettysburg National Cemetary
New York Memorial at the Gettysburg National Cemetary
Brian resting at he New York Memorial in the Gettysburg National Cemetary
Brian resting at he New York Memorial in the Gettysburg National Cemetary
Memorial to General Reynolds
Memorial to General Reynolds
Union General Reynolds was the first General killed at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.
Soldier's National Monument
Soldier's National Monument
It was near this uncompleted memorial at the dedication of the National Cemetary on November 19, 1863 that President Abraham lincoln gave his famous speech.
Jeremy at the Devil's Den
Jeremy at the Devil's Den
Devils' Den
Devils' Den
Brian and Austin atop the Devil's Den
Brian and Austin atop the Devil's Den
Little Round Top in the background.
Austin climbing a chimney in the Valley of Death
Austin climbing a chimney in the Valley of Death
Brian "Chipmonk" Aker
Brian "Chipmonk" Aker
Austin and Brian
Austin and Brian
Austin and Brian
Austin and Brian
Little Round Top
Little Round Top
A curious natural arch.
Brian inside the arch
Brian inside the arch
Austin inside the arch
Austin inside the arch
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset from little Round Top.
Gettysburg Lights
Gettysburg Lights
The lights of Gettysburg from Little Round Top just after sunset.
Bunny
Bunny
Devil's Den
Devil's Den
P. Noel carving at Devil's Den
P. Noel carving at Devil's Den
Austin at Devil's Den
Austin at Devil's Den
Brian at Devil's Den
Brian at Devil's Den
Austin at Little Round Top
Austin at Little Round Top
Brian at little Round Top
Brian at little Round Top
Austin at Little Round Top
Austin at Little Round Top
Austin and Brian inside the stone arch on Little Round Top
Austin and Brian inside the stone arch on Little Round Top
Stone Arch
Stone Arch
Brian at the Stone Arch
Brian at the Stone Arch
General Warren behind Brian.
Devil's Den from Little Round Top
Devil's Den from Little Round Top
Taken through the doorway of a memorial on Little Roound Top.
Devils' Den from little Round Top
Devils' Den from little Round Top
Taken through the doorway of a memorial on Little Roound Top.
Brian and Austin at the Devil's Den
Brian and Austin at the Devil's Den
Brian and Austin at the Devil's Den
Brian and Austin at the Devil's Den
Austin at the Devil's Den
Austin at the Devil's Den
Austin at the Devil's Den
Austin at the Devil's Den
Brian at Devil's Den
Brian at Devil's Den
Valley of Death
Valley of Death
Devil's Den and Valley of Death
Devil's Den and Valley of Death
Sloth Bear
Sloth Bear
Taken at the National Zoo
Sloth Bear
Sloth Bear
Diving Cat
Diving Cat
River Otters
River Otters
Giant Panda
Giant Panda
Giant Panda
Giant Panda
Capybara
Capybara
Indian Elephants
Indian Elephants
Golden Lemurs
Golden Lemurs
Female Gorilla
Female Gorilla
Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon
Tigers
Tigers
Lions
Lions
Prairie dog
Prairie dog
…and a zookeeper
River Otter
River Otter
Beaver
Beaver
Beaver
Beaver
Gray Seal
Gray Seal
Giant Anteater
Giant Anteater
Giant Anteater
Giant Anteater
A huge Iguana
A huge Iguana
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
P-40
P-40
SR-71
SR-71
SR-71
SR-71
Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Painted in the scheme of the 94th Aero Squadron
SPAD XVI
SPAD XVI
Two seat version of the SPAD VIII
Enola Gay
Enola Gay
Concord
Concord
Mitchell Autoplane
Mitchell Autoplane
beer plane
beer plane
Enola Gay
Enola Gay
SR-71
SR-71
Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101)
Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101)
Space Shuttle Enterprise
Space Shuttle Enterprise
Space Shuttle Enterprise
Space Shuttle Enterprise
Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Samuel Pierpont Langley's Aerodrome
Samuel Pierpont Langley's Aerodrome
Bombadier's station on the Enola Gay
Bombadier's station on the Enola Gay
F-105 Thunderchief
F-105 Thunderchief
Lockheed Martin X-35 JSF
Lockheed Martin X-35 JSF
Lockheed Martin J-33
Lockheed Martin J-33
F-86
F-86
F-4S Phanton II
F-4S Phanton II
Mig 15
Mig 15
MiG 21
MiG 21
Austin
Austin
Brian, thumb's up
Brian, thumb's up