The slideshow of our trip is here!
A lot of you know that for the month of September, the Chad Johnson family took the East Coast by storm! You're right. We had a TON of amazing memories and we met many wonderful people!
We landed in Washington D. C. September 9th, and drove down to South Carolina for the NGJ Shin Dig! (To all my skeptical friends . . . you missed out. Gotta take risks. ;) What an awesome time we had fellowshipping with saints, playing volleyball, and making new friends!
After that week, we shot up to Virginia and soaked ourselves in 1700's culture. Can you say tours? We visited farms, museums, Montpelier, Monticello, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and much more. There was only one rule: walk until your legs ache like the dickens. Then go home. Each of us have learned more history in the past two weeks than we have learned in our lives. Just don't quiz me past the first five presidents.
Honestly, we were feeling so patriotic, I'm surprised we didn't turn red, white, and blue (Until we watched the hotel breakfast morning news, that is ;)
A highlight for all of us in Virginia, was spending the evening at the Cotton's home! About thirty people came over and we were able to enjoy a wonderful meal and good fellowship! Apparently, Daddy spent time with these friends thirty years ago when he came to Virginia with his family. (So, I'm planning on carrying on the tradition someday ;) It was so encouraging to be on the other side of the country meeting with fellow believers! We have such a common bond in Jesus Christ!
Other highlights included spending time with some other dear friends, visiting a few Amish families and going to a delightful Mennonite church! Everyone was so hospitable!
After a delightful weekend stay in a country home, we traveled northward and spent four days at our nation's capital--touring, going through security, and getting to see the old mixed with the new. At a couple museums, we watched IMAX films, but watching Bentley (4) experience 3D for the first time was better than the video. He would perch on the edge of his seat, reaching out to touch the "objects" excitedly.
"Woah! He jumped, startled. "That plane almost hit me!"
It was so fun to see things through the eyes of children.
Well folks, that's our trip in a nutshell!
Until next time,