After church on Sunday, we weren't in a hurry to go home, being that it was very sunny out, and a balmy 42 degrees. Compared to the weather we've been having--cold wind and hip-high snow, snow, and more snow--it wasn't a day to be wasted indoors.
"Where do you want to go?" my husband asked. "I don't know - anywhere", I replied. After a little meandering, we ended up in Valley Forge, a Revolutionary War encampment and now a national park. I remembered that someone had recommended that we visit the George Washington Memorial Chapel, located in the park. I'm so glad we did.
The pamphlet referred to this place as "an amazing poem in stone". Indeed.
gasp! an elf!
This chapel is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. It's easy to see why.
Funny story about this picture...I decided to use this for a new profile picture on my blog. When I went to change the picture, the computer replied, "fetching photo..." and I thought, "Wow, thanks!" Then I realized it meant retrieving, not fetching as in attractive. Hahaha - a very HAL moment. Ahem! back to the tour.
I have a thing for heraldry and arched doorways
just love it
everywhere you turn there's something beautiful to look at
all this and hot chocolate, too
Plus, can you believe it - a used bookstore right behind the chapel. Proceeds go to its care and upkeep.
Found this inscription on the flyleaf in an old copy of Wuthering Heights. It reads, "The treasure shared shall not diminish, if you return it when you finish".
What a treasure-filled afternoon, and only a few miles from home.