Thursday, May 28, 2009

Myself With Andrew

Myself with My Mom

Obama Poster at American Art Museum

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Museum of American Art

Art Museum

Art Museum

Art Museum

Art Museum

Art Museum

Art Museum

Art Museum

Sculpture in Art Museum

Sculpture in Front of Art Museum

Air & Space Museum

Space Shuttle at the Air and Space Museum Annex by Dulles Airport

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Our Wonderful Friend Maddie Who Has A Home Along the Shenandoah River at the Base of the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Appalachian Trail - Foot Path Through the Blue Ridge Mountains

Map Showing the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains Between Virginia and the Ohio Country

Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Gainesville, Virginia where my father got a hole-in-one on 16th hole

The Clubhouse at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course (click to see full photo)

The most scenic hole overlooking Lake Manassas (click to see full photo)

The 16th hole where my father shot a hole-in-one (click to see full photo)

Contour Map Showing the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers Cutting Through the Blue Ridge Mtns

A contour map showing how the Shenandoah River and Potomac River merge to cut through the Blue Ridge Mountains at Harper's Ferry.

Great Falls of the Potomac River

Great Falls - where the Potomac River drops from the piedmont region to the coastal region just before Washington, D.C.

The Potomac River After It Merges with the Shenandoah River

Harper's Ferry

Above is a photograph of Harper's Ferry, where the Shenandoah River and the Potomac River merge to cut through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Virginia piedmont region on the other side. My great-great-great grandfather Jonathan Hunsicker moved from Winchester, Virginia to Harper's Ferry before the Civil War in order to help build the B&O Railroad, the first railroad in the United States. He lived there with his family through the Civil War, continuing to work on the B&O Railroad, before moving to Ohio after the Civil War. His mother and his brothers and sisters are all buried in Mount Hebron cemetery in Winchester, Virginia. An interesting question is whether his brothers fought for the Confederate Army -- or the Union Army - during the Civil War. Because Jonathan Hunsicker worked for the B&O Railroad in Harper's Ferry, he lived there when it was alternately occupied by the Confederate and the Union Army. In fact, he lived in Harper's Ferry during John Brown's raid and capture at Harper's Ferry before the Civil War.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Shenandoah River

Blue Ridge Mountain Farm

Shenandoah National Park