Procrastination

I’ve been avoiding Life in the Bogs lately. Unfortunately, that means I’ve gotten behind in keeping up with my favorite bloggers as well.

The reason I’ve been procrastinating when it comes to my own blog is that I really haven’t felt like finishing up the trip from September. I mean, here it is the middle of October and I’m still back in September when it comes to being up to date with the blog.

Of course there’s no rule that says I have to finish posting about the trip. It’s my blog, after all. I can do what I want with it. But I do feel badly about not getting past our first two days of a week long trip.

So, I think what I’ll do is post some of my favorite photos from the trip. If I feel like adding a little prose to go with it, I’ll do so. Otherwise, enjoy the pictures.

(View from Jefferson’s Rock. Harpers Ferry, WV. Photo by Robin. September 2007)

I suppose I ought to say a little about Jefferson’s Rock. Or rather, let Thomas Jefferson say it. In 1783 Thomas Jefferson visited Harpers Ferry and declared it “was worth a voyage across the Atlantic — to survey these monuments of war between rivers and mountains which must have shaken the earth itself to its center.” He also called the site “perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.”

I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it is a stupendous scene.

Here’s the rock itself:

(Jefferson’s Rock. Harpers Ferry, WV. Photo by Robin. September 2007)

One of the highest points in town is the cemetery. We had to climb a bit from Jefferson’s Rock to get to this point. The climb took us briefly across the Appalachian Trail. (Side note: On my list of things to do before I die is “hike the Appalachian Trail.”)

(From the Harpers Ferry cemetery. Photo by Robin. September 2007)

Both M and I enjoy wandering through cemeteries and looking at the grave stones.

This is self-explanatory:

(Sticker in Harpers Ferry, WV.  Photo by Robin.  September 2007)

There are a lot of pretty houses in the upper (and lower, for that matter) part of Harpers Ferry.  Here are a few examples:

(Harpers Ferry, WV.   Photo by Robin.  September 2007)

This next one is actually an artist’s studio.  The house itself is much bigger (and the photo didn’t turn out well so I won’t be posting it).

(Harpers Ferry, WV.  Photo by Robin.  September 2007)

Truthfully, I wouldn’t mind living in the studio.  It’s cute and that garden is lovely.

(Harpers Ferry, WV.  Photo by Robin.  September 2007)

(Town bandstand.  Harpers Ferry, WV.  Photo by Robin.  September 2007)

We had to stop here:

(AT Center.  Harpers Ferry, WV.  Photo by Robin.  September 2007)

It’s a nice little visitor’s center.  They have a room set up for hikers so they can rest, use the computers, make phone calls, etc.

That’s it for now.  Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with some more.  In the meantime, I want to get caught up with my blog mates.


One Comment on “Procrastination”

  1. Norm says:

    No pressure but…. if the rest of your trip is as nice as what you’ve shown and shared here, please don’t deprive us of the enjoyment of seeing the rest. All in good time…..
    You’ve succeeded in adding one more thing to my list of ‘things to do before I die’ (ttdbid) – see the area for myself. Beautiful photos as usual; I especially like the one of Jefferson’s Rock


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