Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Harper's Ferry

I have a bucket list of places to visit in and around WV before we leave.  Of course, the infamous Harper's Ferry was on the list.  The beautiful and lush landscape surrounding Harper's Ferry could only mean one thing....camping!  We brought Lucy's pack n' play and put it up in the ten.  She actually fell asleep on the drive to our camping site-Green State National Forest.  She had a smooth transition from the car and slept from 7:30 to 5:30 the next morning!!  I was astounded.   Of course, I kept worrying that she was getting cold or uncomfortable, but Johnny kept re-assuring me, she would let us know if she was.

 Five thirty was a little too early for me, so my darling husband took Lucy on a nature hike, started a fire and made delicious oatmeal for breakfast.  Obviously, five thirty was a little too early for Lucy too because she fell right back asleep once Johnny started hiking.  She looks so comfortable in her carrier.
I finally got up and helped take down camp.  Lucy loved watching us from her playpen.  She really likes nature, especially eating dirt.
I would take her camping again anytime!  I tent was a quite snug with the playpen, but we all stayed really warm.

After packing up camp, we drove onto Harper's Ferry.  Learned all about John Brown's raid.  We discovered Harper's Ferry was used as an artillery during the Revolutionary War by George Washington.  We stopped and at delicious fish n' chips and of course tried the egg custard.  Lucy could not stop pointing at my ice cream cone, motioning for more licks.
After lunch, we ventured out on a gorgeous 5 mile hike.  It was pretty busy all along the path, due to the Memorial Day holiday, but the striking green vegetation surrounding us made up for it.  John pointed out several poison ivy plants and Lucy slept most the the hike.  At the top, the reward was a gorgeous overlook of Harper's Ferry.  All in all a great trip and so fun to be outside and in the sunshine!

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