Catching Up…

Here are some pics from the past few months…I know we haven’t exactly been faithful bloggers, but here’s a brief update!

Dad Speckhals came for a visit back in April, and while he was here we all went to see Fort McHenry.  Then we took the opportunity to again visit Shady Maple’s grand buffet in Lancaster County –It’s always a good day when you get to go to Shady Maple!

The same flag pole that flew the Star-Spangled Banner

Next we took a little “getaway” to Virginia for my birthday.  We were in the Shenandoah Valley, and it was beautiful…Spring in all it’s glory!  While there we visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home.

On the beautiful front lawn of Monticello
I LOVED all the tulips here! Be thankful I did not post all of them!


Funny tree we saw in the Shenandoah National Park...Skyline Drive


Can you see the rain falling in the distance? Also Shenandoah National Park


Well, as you may have guessed, my husband spoils me!  Almost a month later, he surprised me with a quick overnight trip to New York City for our two-year wedding anniversary!  (Has it really been two years!?!)

We visited Lombardi’s Coal Oven Pizza, Chinatown, and saw the Brooklyn Bridge and some other historical spots including the Freedom Tower construction, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and a few others.

It was a great trip!



Arguably the most historical spot in America...the place where George Washington gave his first Inaugural Address --the Birth of Democracy!

Construction on the new Freedom Tower...standing where the World Trade Center was formerly.