Friday, October 29, 2010

A Few Fun Pix!

So, it has been a fairly heavy week with what has been on my heart and that has come across here - let's lighten it up before the weekend!

Here are some fun sights from my trip:

My real-life friend and roomie: Megan.

A God-ordained treat: sitting by Megan and Ann at dinner the first night!

Megan and I saw this neat, neat barn from the Interstate and had to figure out how to get there!

Actually, there were four separate buildings. All with neat details - built in 1870's.


I just have a thing for old barns - this one was just outside the visitor's center at Gettysburg.

Another neat barn on the way into Gettysburg.

Neat old house, had a sign out front that it had been a hospital. Also in Gettysburg.

Another quaint house in Gettysburg.

I've enjoyed wearing this necklace that each of us received in our goodie bag when we arrived at the conference, thank you Vintage Pearl!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

So that's the neat barn you saw...I never put two and two together! That's known as the Star Barn, and my husband's Grandma lived there with her siblings and parents. They even had a picnic there this past Aug to hear stories from Grandma and her surviving siblings! :-) Here's more info if you're interested! http://www.thestarbarn.com/

Blessings,
~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Wendi said...

I also love old barns. The star barn is the neatest barn I have seen yet! So glad you shared.

Mom said...

Dear Monica,
I'm glad to see these photos from your trip to Relevant (cool necklace!) and am so glad you and Megan met there and had that time together! Thanks for sharing -- love you, Mom

Katie said...

What beautiful smiles!! And love those old barns (makes me a bit homesick!). :-) Great photos!

Michele said...

Thank you for sharing not only from your heart about Relevant, but also these beautiful pictures. I grew up in upstate NY (not the City) and these pictures really show forth the beauty of the North. I too enjoy looking and snapping pixs of old barns, houses and churches. Gotta check that link for the star barn.

angie said...

The barns and stone houses in that area always make me want to move back. I lived in York Co., next to Adams Co., for four years right out of college. Not only is their a desire to preserve history in that area, but most home owners take great pride in maintaining their home and land. There are some beautiful stone barns that can be seen along the PA turnpike, too.
What a wonderful opportunity for you to meet and talk with Ann.

Ruth said...

We love Gettysburg. During our visits, we've often seen bullet holes and chips from the Civil War. Maybe, when your littles are a bit older, you could go for a vacation. Thanks for sharing.

Jason and Danielle said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. Those barns were so beautiful. What a neat thing to just happen upon during your visit

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing. I absolutely love your blog, and all you share. The insights, ideas, and tranquility that comes from it is such a blessing. Thank you!
~Michelle

Bevy said...

Wow! That's awesome... a necklace given to you by Vintage Pearl and the blessing of sitting with Ann? I would've been so nervous... she's just one of those people/writer's that I stand in awe of, so to speak... so ordained of God.

Nearly every time I read something she has posted or written... I feel the Lord's presence near. She really is a gift.

Love all the old barns too. Love history.

Megan said...

I can't find my necklace! Boo! :(

I need to go through my bags again and see where it might have hidden itself...

Cheryl said...

PA does have some neat barns to see. If you ever make it back up to PA, there is a quaint town called Kurtztown in southeastern PA. They have some really neat barns as well. They also have a lot of my fave which are covered bridges.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

**Beautiful pictures!**
I enjoyed each one of them! I am glad you had a nice time at Relevant. :) I thought I would be truly bummed about not being able to go..but actually, since I am such a home-body, I don't feel sad about it! Plus, I am not really a *major* blogger or anything...just a simple gal with a heart for Jesus. :) So I probably would have felt out-of-place anyway! ;)
I love old barns too...that one looks like a church! It is really neat...thank you for sharing that!
Warm wishes for a beautiful weekend ahead, Monica!
xo Katy

Ginger said...

I have always wanted to visit Pennsylvania and Maine. Maybe one day

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh...I LOVE old barns..probably ever since I saw the tv series "Road to Avonlea" and the Anne of Green Gables movies :) :) I'm glad you had a fun time at Relevant...a couple of other blogs I follow...the writers went to that same event ...and Ann Voskamp...that name sounds very familiar. I've read some of her things...and can't remember where..but very inspiring and encouraging ;) :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

Monica,

As you remember, I live here in PA... I remembered this video from a while back about the Star Barn being disassembled and moved to where it is now...

http://www.wgal.com/video/16764868/detail.html

A very cool barn indeed! :)

Great pictures!!! :) {{{hugs}}}

Danielle said...

The Star Barn is well known in our area! Glad you could find your way there. Beautiful necklace. I have the raising generations one and I love the sound it makes... it reminds me all day long what my focus needs to be. I would have loved to have gone to meet all the blog ladies... I just wasn't interested in the subject matter:-)

Melissa said...

Love the barn, love all that you leared over the weekend, love that you received a nice treat in meeting Ann, love that God met you there, and love that you share your heart so deeply!

~Babychaser~ said...

So funny to see pics of my "home town" on your blog. We pass that barn all the time but I've never been there (in the almost 6 years I've lived in the Harrisburg area. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I still can't believe that all you ladies I would love to meet in person were right here in my own back yard and I missed it! :)

Paula Cravens said...

Wow! I so want to go to Gettysburg now. I found your site through the Farm Chicks Virtual book signing extravaganza. I will be back