Saturday, March 12, 2011

Photo Scavenger Hunt, Vol. VII

We went on a little field trip this week to Pennsylvania and saw the sights in Hershey and in Amish country...but mostly in Hershey - by the kids' choice, not mine as I would be happy to move to Amish country. I have loads and loads of pictures to go through, but here is a sneak peak.

I guess we have to start at the beginning:

1. Welcome to the Jungle
I can't leave on vacation unless my house is clean because I hate coming home to a messy house, so I did a lot of laundry before our departure. It's my never-ending cycle of Crazy Jungle!
Welcome to the Jungle

2. Square Crop

The plan was to go to Hershey one day and Gettysburg the next. You know, so we could do something academic. I have never seen such little enthusiasm for an outing as I did for Gettysburg, though, and I guess I can't blame them: except for a crash course on the topic last week, we haven't officially studied Gettysburg yet. So we opted for a second day of Hershey. We did Chocolate World two days and The Hershey Story museum the second. This photo is from the museum.

3. Under
On our way to Day Two in Hershey, we took a brief detour to visit a cave.
Under 2

The other cute little jacketed boys are friends of ours who traveled with us - made for a much more enjoyable trip.

I also loved this shot of the train going under a walkway:

And, finally, this one just cracked me up. The kids hadn't posed, all 4 of them, for a picture the whole week, so while we were waiting for our buggy ride at the Amish place, I asked them to pose under the covered bridge. This is quite a pose, don't you think?
Under 3

And, no, I did not tell them to stand equidistance apart with their arms down at their sides!

4. Vanishing Point
It took me a minute to figure out how I wanted this photo to look, what I wanted to capture. But when I got the idea in mind for railroad tracks, I couldn't let it go. I spied some tracks on our trip to PA, but I was caravanning with my friend, and I realize my photo obsession isn't shared by all (ahem - my children!), so I didn't pull us all over at that time. However, when we went to the caves, we crossed some tracks when we came in, so I did stop on the way out...and held up some traffic for a minute, but whatcha gonna do, right?
Vanishing Point

I love the combination in this photo of the RR tracks and the power lines.

5. Calm
And this is how we all feel. OK, this is how I feel; the kids have been cooped up in a car all day and, while they are supposed to be in bed asleep right now, I still hear them chatting upstairs. Hopefully, soon they will look like this:


Melissa said...

You are right - coming home to a clean house is a must. Why is that laundry is never ending? What fun shots you captured.

Marla said...

Lovely shots. It looks like quite an amazing little trip. Very fun. :)

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Linda R. said...

All your shots look wonderful.. Looks like you had a wonderful trip..

Halie said...

Hershey Story Museum, from the sound of it, everyone would love to go there. Your photos are truly lovely.

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Barbara said...

Love the covered bridge shot! LOL! Beautiful one for calm too.

Stefanie Brown said...

Really nice shots! I think my favorite is the train shot, but enjoyed them all!

Ky said...

What a grea scavenger hunt. Great shots. I particularly love your vanishing point. REALLY great shot.

Carletta said...

Laundry piles, check. :)
LOVE your vanishing point - or points. The tracks and the power lines give you two - artfully combined!
Can't get any more under than a cave!
I really like them all.

kbreints said...

Your laundry shot is perfect... and I love the posed shot! Cute!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Love those- that shot of the Hersheys sign would look great in my house. I totally collect vintage things like that. The train tracks really are so intriguing with all the visual interest above them & that shot of the kids posing made me laugh because if I tell my kids to get together for a photo- that is what I get- side by side, arms to the side. :)

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Love the vanishing point photo and the one with the kids under the bridge is so funny!!! They even have the same expression!

Ashley said...

the bridge shot is too cute! :) And I laughed at your "welcome to the jungle" shot too :)

Ashley Sisk said...

My mom has always loved Amish country too. Love both of the train captures. How cool!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great shots! :) Love the vanishing point shot!

Mine are on Flickr:

Sheri said...

Train under the walkway: awesome!

I used tracks as my vanishing point as well.

Jenn said...

Love the Vanishing point!!! Great job on all your shots.

julie said...

What a bunch of great shots!! Love your take on the jungle...too funny! Love your under shot :)

Buckeroomama said...

That shot of your kids in a similar pose had me giggling. :)

I LOVE your Vanishing Point photo... and your trip to Hershey's sounds like something my kids would LOVE to do.

Have a great week ahead.

Brooke said...

These are all great shot! I felt right at home with that laundry pile - arghhh!

Brianne said...

Great shots I love the under train.

Seizing My Day said...

I love the bridge and the train tracks... =) we just finished watching a kids tv series called Liberty Kids... have you heard of it?
it is 40 episodes about the beginning of the USA... starting with the Boston Tea Party... very cool "history" series!! We watched them through our Wii... and Netflix... anyway... I think you can watch them online too! google Liberty Kids if you are interested! =)

tsinclair said...

I'm way behind on your posts -- you are to busy having fun, I can't keep up :-)
Great photos - love the train tracks

CrossView said...

Gettysburg versus Chocolate? I can see where that might have caused a civil war. ;O) Good choice on your end to go 2 days to the best place. Sorry! I should be rooting for Gettysburg, eh? ;O)

And I have to have my whole house clean before I go on any trips, too!