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We’ve posted some pictures from the last month below the break.
For some context, the pictures come from the following:
For our 11th anniversary, we took a day-trip to Chicago
On the drive to Pennsylvania, we visited Eric & Christy Maurer
In Pennsylvania, Belfry hosted a worship concert to give us the opportunity to share our plans for ministry and to help us on our way
We spent a day at Gettysburg, visiting the battlefields and touring the cemetery
For our 11th anniversary, we took the train from South Bend to Chicago
I think that’s one of Frank Gehry’s crimes against architecture behind me
Anna’s happy about ordering some deep dish pizza
Dan’s also happy. Everybody’s happy!
So, thank you Gino’s East for a wonderful anniversary lunch
Who has two thumbs and loves pizza? Apparently, two guys sitting beside me, as I can’t point at myself with my thumbs.
The Hancock Tower–Don’t go in and ask them if this is the Sears Tower. They don’t like it.
We wandered up the shoreline for the afternoon
Thank you to a passing college student for snapping this shot!
A view from the bridge on State
We walked quite a bit–we’re maybe a bit tired by the time we got to the Silver Jellybean
One last shot for good measure
In Ohio, we visited our friends, Eric & Christy, and enjoyed a very nice, very humid walk through the woods
Anna & Christy
In Pennsylvania, Belfry put on a benefit concert for us–a time of worship and a chance for us to share our plans for ministry in Spain. Adam & Hannah opened with three hymns.
David (Dan’s brother), Jessica (his wife), their two kids, and Jessica’s folks
Belfry finished up the evening with a pair of excellent songs–“To Live is Christ” and “Prepare the Way”
While in Lancaster, we had a spare day to visit Gettysburg
The “Cyclorama” is a huge 360-degree oil painting, painted in the late 19th century to depict the Battle of Gettysburg in an old-school form of 3-D
“With firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right.” –Abraham Lincoln
This is the field where Union & Confederate soldiers met on July 1st, 1863, for their first day of battle at Gettysburg
Anna looking east from Seminary Ridge (I think)
Looking out from Little Round Top on the grounds of the second day of battle at Gettysburg–you can see Devil’s Den (a rock formation) to the left
A plaque marking the copse of trees where Union forces finally repelled the Confederate attack–it’s also referred to as “The High Water Mark”
The field where Pickett’s Charge took place (and failed)
Another shot of the copse of trees
Another (but panoramic) view of Cemetery Ridge, where Pickett’s charge took place. It has been argued that the battle here was the Confederate Army’s best chance of winning the war. Anna’s on the far right.
Memorial to Lincoln at Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Cemetery
The memorial marks the location where Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. The graves are laid out in circles around the monument.