We had a shortened trip to see the McDonnell clan this summer, since I inadvertently caught half the family out of town on vacation! (Note to self--plan better next summer) But here are some pictures from our visit east. We went to Mystic Seaport with Dad and Gail, which was a lot of fun. And since Brennan and Nate are currently on a Revolutionary War kick, the Pierces took us to Valley Forge and the "Paoli Massacre" site (which wasn't really a massacre, and wasn't really in Paoli, but oh well.) We visited the Anthonys but somehow didn't take pictures. (Oops!) But we did drive down from York to DC for a day's touristing.
Can you see Dad, Gail, Nate, and Annie?
Here we are pretending to attack Fred at the Paoli Massacre site.
Aww, we didn't mean it, Fred!
We spent some fun evenings hanging out with the Pierce family.
Here our Brennan (ever the ham) acts out something in a Charade type game. (Lorrie, John, or Greg, can you remind me of the name of that game? It was fun!)
Here's Nate with Abe.
In front of the actual Apollo 11 lunar module. Very cool
Saluting our Illinois heroes at the WWII memorial.
Waving hello to the Obamas, our fellow Illinoisans.
Finally, back at home. What's a summer without some sparklers?