Our Family-God's abundant love is incredible!

Our Family-God's abundant love is incredible!
Fall 2008 at Bennet Springs State Park

Friday, August 28, 2009

East Haven, Conneticut

The Family infront of General Washington's headcourters at Valley Forge

Ocean! New York City!!!!!!!!

Hey! This is Anna. (again)

Well... Yesterday was... interesting... we visited Valley Forge in the morning. we saw some very historical sites, and it was cool to learn some more about the events that took place there. Benjamin and Timothy specifically enjoyed the guns. :)

We visited with a "colonial corporal" (a reanactor) and learned more about the conditions, and life in the camp.

Then we headed to Philadelphia, PA. we got there OK, but went too far in, and hit some VERY ghetto areas... we made it out OK, and headed back up town to Independence square. we saw the Liberty bell, and Independence hall. also some very historical sites.

there we also visited with a "British Man" who was sitting in one of the visitor centers. he was giving directions, and making us all laugh. when someone commented on his book of Shakespeare sitting next to him, "Oh, i Love old Shakespeare! especially his tragedies. there is nothing to lift the spirits like reading about someone Else's misfortunes!" his accent really amused the kids.

The rest of the day was very stressful for Dad and I... We missed our exit and got WAY too close to New York City. we could see the Empire State building from the road we were on! we hit the Toll road right around 5... :( which meant HEAVY traffic... with Rebekah crying in the back seat beacuse she had to go to the bathroom... I believe I have discovered my long hidden loathing of large cities... :P not kidding... it was pretty bad...

Then, to make a stressful day pretty much horrible, we couldn't find our camp ground we had planned on staying at for the night.

So after traveling through PA, New Jersey, New York, and into Conneticut we are finally near the ocean!!!!!! we had our first sighting this morning.

thanks for following us! keep us in your prayers..

over and out!

Anna (for the Family)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Benjamin and Lydia

Hey, all! Benjamin here!

I'm at the Hollenbac's house, and we are playing on a wii! we are playing bowling.

Today we went to the state capital of Pennselvania. We went to the Gettysburg Museum this afternoon. We drove along a historic path highlighting the positions of the armies. Lots of monuments! My favorite part of the museum was all the guns, and my favorite part of the trail

This is Lydia!
Today we went to a war museum, and saw all kinds of the civil war! And right now I'm playing a Wii.
we also went to the PA state Capital and met some really cool people.

Anna here...
ha ha... the blog got upstaged by Wii and snaks... sorry... well, i don't know when we are going to have internet access again, so I'll just say that so far this trip has been amazing, and it's been really great to spend some time with my family after a crazy summer! :) keep us in your prayers, and I'll be back soon...
On the road again!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hershey, PA

Hey, all! Anna here. Well, after over 15 hours of driving and many hours of playing the tourist we are safely here in Hershey, PA. Yesterday was spent mostly driving, but we also took some time out to see the Indy 500 speedway and the museum inside the track, and the Indiana state Capital. We drove through some very beautiful, (and also some very boring) parts of our country.

Today we woke up and drove from Cambridge, Ohio to Hershey. passing VERY briefly through West Virginia where we saw some beautiful mountains. (Or "mini mountains" as i like to call them, because i don't think they would be technically counted as a mountain.) " After arriving, we went to "Chocolate World" which was a model of the Hershey chocolate facotry. (for health regulations, and saftly reasons they don't alow the public in the REAL one). I felt a little like Charlie at the Chocolate factory. We saw a tour of how the Hershey chocolate is made... and oh... it smelled... like REALLY good... :) :) :)

well, as far as i know we are staying here for the next two nights... i believe we are planning on finding an Amish community, and going to Gettysburg. :) I'm having a blast, but missing all of you guys!

Over and out for the Bommels!!!!!

On our way

Hey, all! Anna here for the fam... we are safe, as of yet... :) and having a great time... yesterday we spent over 12 hours driving, but were traveling for about 18. We stopped in Indianapolis, Indiana around 2 in the afternoon to see the Indie 500 speedway, went to the state capital, and saw some of the downtown area.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Off we go!

After many days of preparation we are about to embark on the biggest, and longest Bommel Family Adventure yet! We're so excited, and can't wait til we have something of interest to post about! We hope you all follow us, and enjoy our exploits. :)

Please keep us in your prayers as we drive for the next... well... pretty much forever! lol... jk... we have about 9-11 hours of driving today, and more tomorrow... we hope to be in Hershey PE. by tomorrow to visit some old friends.
Thanks for reading, and we'll see most of you when we get back!
For the Bommel family,
Anna Rose