Saturday, August 16, 2014

More SCGP


Shamelessly Cheesy Grandkid Pictures, that is. Here's the professional picture of all four generations that my son did with his new lighting equipment and fancy camera.


Asha is a real Daddy's girl and can't take her eyes off him.


Mark's an excellent cook, and I'm totally clueless as to how that happened.


One day Corrie, Mara, Jonathan and I went to Luray Caverns.


They give you a nice tour, with lots of great views of the stalactites and stalagmites.


It was a shame that a lot of them were broken off if you looked closely. Since the cave was discovered way back in 1878, I guess there has been much opportunity for damage.


At the end of the tour, you get to see and hear the Great Stalacpipe Organ, built in 1957.


It was made by finding stalactites and stalagmites that produced a certain note, and attaching a whatchamacallit to each one. (I guess I wasn't really paying attention...)


Mara, Jonathan, and Corrie, the best posers ever!


Right outside the caverns is the Rope Adventure Park, in case your kids aren't tired out yet. Jonathan -


And Mara really enjoyed it.


On another day, we took a little trip over to Great Falls of the Potomac.


A photo of the falls with 3 pictures stitched together.


All good things must come to an end, and eventually, I drove back to my father's house in Pennsylvania and flew back to Seattle from there. Taking off from the Harrisburg airport, you always get a good view of Three Mile Island, famous for being the site of the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history, back in 1979.


I really enjoy looking out the window when flying and seeing if I can figure out where I am. I did recognize several things, and when we got back to western Washington, saw a couple big wildfires.


Good night!