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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

This Moment (3-D Movie at Gettysburg) & Snapshot Summary: August 28- September 3, {vacation week two}

This Beautiful Moment
This is the photo I have picked out to be my special
beautiful moment of the week.
A single photo capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at Soule Mama for all to find and see.

Snapshot Summary: August 28- September 3

Camp Bergenholtz, Week 2
Saturday, August 28

Sam had his first flight in a plane and even was able to fly the plane for a short while. It was James' second flight.

Sunday, August 29

Katie, Quentin, James and Sam ride an elephant at the faire.

Monday, August 30

We went down to our beach and took turns flying a kite and finding treasures of stones, shells, feathers and beach glass. We made permanent sandcastles, which was a perfect ending to a the summer of sand castles.

Tuesday, August 31

For the first day, we just enjoyed our cabin, visited the gift shop at the Gettysburg Museum and picked up brochures to plan our tour.

Wednesday, September 1

We started out the day watching the presentation at the Cyclorama and touring the museum, which was an awesome experience. Katie and I had tears in our eyes as we imagined all the sacrifices that were made. We completed a driving tour of the Battlefield. When we weren't at the battlefield, we enjoyed crafts and swimming at the cabin as well as traditional roasting hot dogs and making s'mores.

Thursday, September 2
We finished up our trip to Gettysburg by going to the sites that we missed getting out and seeing the day before, such as Devil's Den. To show how large these rocks are, can you spot Quentin on the boulder in the middle?On our way home, we stopped off at a park to let the kids run around and we discovered some hungry ducks and geese. We fed them our leftover bread.
Friday, September 3
James, Sam and Steven went roller skating, (this was James' first time roller skating and he loved it!) while the rest of us had a much-needed day of rest. Whew! It has been quite a whirl-wind!


  1. I love all you photos!! It looks like you had a wonderful week! :-)

  2. Oh WOW! I love the shot from the plane - and the boulders, and the big stretch of wall inside the museum! Well, I love it all. Thanks for bringing us along on your family camp. What a great week.

  3. I love the last shot. I like feeding the ducks

  4. Wonderful week - it looks like you saw some amazing places. Great pictures too!


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