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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN

    trip to southern PA

    I took my son who's 11 and my nephew who's 16 on a little road trip last Thursday thru Monday. We went to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum WW2 weekend in Reading on Friday. My son is a huge WW2 fan. He's interested in anything relating to WW2. Being a boy though as you can imagine he loves the planes, tanks, guns, etc. Here's a few of pics.Click image for larger version. 

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    We headed over to Gettysburg on Saturday and spent Saturday and Sunday there. We needed a couple more days at Gettysburg. We walked Pickett's charge from Seminary Ridge across to Cemetery Ridge from the Virginia Memorial to the copse of trees. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	67861 I think it made an impression on the boys. Here's a picture looking down from Little Round Top across the Valley of Death and Bloody Run to the Devils Den.Click image for larger version. 

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    You can take the woodworker out of the workshop but you can't take the tree lust out of the woodworker! This is a tulip poplar at the national cemetery. I used Lucas for scale. He's right at 5' tall.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	67863 The next one is a cypress burlClick image for larger version. 

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    This was my first time to PA. It's a beautiful place, it reminds me of Middle Tennessee.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    John that's always a nice trip. only been there ounce and i'm from PA. I'll be going back to PA at the end of the month, but will be going to northeast PA. Havn't been back home in going on 7 years, ever since we lost our son that time. They tell me the gas co. has come in and changed the land scape a bunch. Hope they didn't do to much damage, as it (IMHO)was one of the most beautiful places in the country. And i've been to most of the lower 48 states, canada, and mexico.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Great trip John !!!
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  4. #4
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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    John great trip. When i was a kid i was just like your son. Actually built just about every WW2 plane as a model. Cost me a lot of my allowances. What inspired me at the time were the comics that were full of it.

    Great road trip going to Gettysburg with your son he will remember that important piece of history and the time you guys spent together. I made sure to get my son there during a road trip we took to the USA.
    I encouraged him to sit and listen carefully to Lincolns address at the end of the museum route. Did you get to go through the new museum there? I have been to many many museums all over the world and that has to be one of the best for keeping attention and getting the message across to even the most disinterested person.

    You want to take your boy down Dave H way to Washington and the Smithsonian Air and Space museum another fine complex but it needs a bit of time to do it properly.

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  5. #5
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    Mar 2007
    Long Hill Township, NJ

    We made a family trip to the WWII weekend at Reading on Saturday. My son is the airplane buff - he can identify most of the planes by sight - I need to read the placards! If you were there Saturday we probably walked past each other unawares . . .

    Our next to trips are to the 'Burgs. Williamsburg in July and Gettysburg in August.


    Jim Mattheiss

  6. #6
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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Great trip! Every couple of years I visit my brother in Philadelphia, and always enjoy the trip. Ya know MLCS and Penn State both have retail outlets in northern Philly, eh?

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