This was a remarkable sight. The rocks lying at Blackrock Summit on Skyland Drive look like the aftermath of an earthquake or an avalanche.
This is the view of the Shenandoah Valley from Stony Man Cliffs, which is on the Appalachian Trail.
This is Stony Man Cliffs near the northern end of Skyland Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Chris and I hiked to this spot. The hike is rated easy. I would say moderately easy, but that's because I am not in great shape right now.
Here is Chris at the Stony Man trail off Skyland Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. Chris and I hiked a few of the shorter trails in the park. Jake did not.
The room we stayed in at Skyland Lodge was rustic but comfortable.
This magnificent building is the Round Barn Market, off U.S. 30, a few miles west of Gettysburg. The market sells produce, processed foods and crafts.
Folks leave pennies at the monument to Lincoln at Gettysburg.
The cemetery at Gettysburg has hundreds of numbered markers for the remains of soldiers who were not identified when they were buried.
The cemetery at Gettysburg is filled with monuments, cannon and statues. It's the place where the Union dead are honored.
This view of the battlefield is from near the cyclorama building, looking west toward Seminary Ridge.
We went on a faux factory tour at Hershey's Chocolate World. The neatest part was that it smelled like chocolate!!
The gift store was chockablock with candy and souvenirs.
Jake, Chris and I rode the bumper cars.
We were on the Ferris wheel when I took this photo of Jake.
Jake is riding the Whip, a very old ride at Hersheypark.
The state Capitol is on the right in this view of downtown Harrisburg from City Island in the Susquehanna River.
This is the beautiful Susquehanna River as seen from City Island at Harrisburg.
Jake did not enjoy walking. Here, he is sitting on a low wall just before we crossed back to City Island from downtown Harrisburg.
We walked across the pedestrian bridge at Walnut Street in Harrisburg. It connects downtown with City Island. This is a view from the City Island side, looking back to Harrisburg.
Chris took this photo of the Amazing Maze, a corn maze that will open later in the summer -- after the corn has grown enough -- near Strasburg. We passed it on the train ride from Strasburg to Paradise.
This was my favorite stop on our Pennsylvania trip -- the Eisenhower National Historic Site. The farm is where President Eisenhower and Mamie lived after the presidency. The house is nice, but what makes the site so special is the land. The view from the farm is of the Appalachian Mountains, and the land itself is lovely, rich and green.
We visited the North Carolina Memorial at Gettysburg. Many men from North Carolina units died at Gettysburg. This is a stop along the self-guided auto tour.
Jake sat at the North Carolina memorial at Gettysburg and thought about what life would have been like if the South had won the war.
We dropped by the Harley-Davidson plant in York to pick up a souvenir for Chris' friend Mallie.
Little Round Top is on the left, and Big Round Top is on the right in this photo from the observation tower on the west side of the battlefield.
I took this photo of the Eisenhower farm from an observation tower at the battlefield. The tower overlooks the site of Pickett's Charge.
This is a view of the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside from an observation tower at the battlefield.
President Lincoln stayed in this house before his famous address at Gettysburg in November 1863.
This is a photo of Jake smirking about something Chris said. He doesn't smile much in photos, so it was quite a treat to get a smirk at least