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2016 Photo Albums
Select from the links below to be sent to the photo album of your choice. There are captions to most of the photos (or at least there will be in the future) that tell a little bit about what happened on the trip or in the photo. The most recent album is at the top, but feel free to check out the other trips from the past. Enjoy!


  • 2016 Pittsburgh Trip Photos
    Photos from several visits to The Burgh in 2016.
  • Snowball Express Flight Photos
    Photos taken on December 11, 2016 of the pre-boarding event to send the kids of the American Airlines sponsored Snowball Express off to their destination.
  • 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Living History Photos
    Photos from a living history event at the Slaughter Pen Farm on the Fredericksburg, Virginia battlefield. The photos were taken on December 10, 2016.
  • 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i Ceremony Photos
    Photos taken on December 7, 2016 on the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i. This attack propelled the U.S. into World War II. The photos are mainly from the ceremony at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, around the time of the attack, but there are some photos from the United States Navy Memorial. The United States Navy Drill Team practice before their ceremony around the same time that day.
  • 2016 Honor Flight Photos
    Photos from Honor Flights that I and the family greeted as they arrived at Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport and the World War II Memorial in Virginia. These flights bring World War II veterans into Washington D.C. to see the World War II Memorial.
  • 2016 Additional Gettysburg Trip Photos
    Photos from additional trips to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 2016. They include: (1) March trip for supplies, and (2) the Remembrance Day trip in November.
  • Girl Scout Halloween Party Photos
    Some photos of Aurora and a couple of her friends from a Halloween Party that the Girl Scouts through for other Scouts.
  • Other Photos of Aurora from 2016
    Miscellaneous photos of Aurora throughout 2016.
  • 2016 Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland Photos
    Photos from the day long battlefield hike that I took on Thursday, September 17, 2016 on the 154th anniversary of the battle.
  • Former Fort Runyon in Alexandria, Virginia Photos
    The former site of Fort Runyon during the Civil War as part of the Defenses around Washington, DC. The photos were taken on September 11, 2016. The site is now a Boeing facility in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • 2016 Antietam Living History Photos
    Photos from August 13, 2016 during the first day of the Living History event for the Liberty Rifles at Antietam National Battlefield Park in Maryland.
  • Kate and Aurora's July-August Trip Photos
    Photos from Kate's cell phone from a trip her and Aurora took between July 26, 2016 to August 6, 2016, to Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to see her friend and sister respectively.
  • Northern Rockies-Black Hills-Badlands Trip Photos
    Photos from the big family vacation for 2016. Aurora got two new Canadian Provinces during the trip (Saskatchewan and Alberta) and three new States (Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota). She is now up to 39 states and the District of Columbia at the age of 9. The trip lasted from July 1-24, 2016 and encompassed the following places: Gettysburg for a Living History event (these photos are in a different page); Pittsburgh; Geographical Center of North America (Rugby, North Dakota); Mount Mazama ash deposit in Edmonton, Alberta; Jasper National Park, Alberta and the town of Jasper; Banff National Park, Alberta and the town of Banff; Glacier National Park (and the Going-to-the-Sun Road), Montana; Pompey's Pillar National Monument, Montana; Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana; Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming; Geographical Center of the United States (Belle Fourche, South Dakota); Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota; Black Hills National Cemetery, South Dakota; Petrified Forest of the Black Hills, South Dakota; Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota; The Needles Highway within Custer State Park, South Dakota; Crazy Horse Monument, South Dakota; Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota; Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota; Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota; Wounded Knee Massacre Site on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; A Native Rodeo near Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation; Badlands National Park, South Dakota; USS South Dakota Monument in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa; A Chicago Cubs versus New York Mets game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois with Chris, Amy, Amanda, Ashley, and Chase Olcott. Enjoy!
  • 1st South Carolina in Gettysburg Living History Photos
    The Liberty Rifles portrayed the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment during the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863) during a living history event at the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from July 1-2, 2016. Another unit portrayed the 151st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the same engagement.
  • Washington, DC BBQ Festival Photos
    Photos taken while attending the Washington, DC BBQ Festival on June 26, 2016.
  • 2016 Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia Reenactment Photos
    Photos from the first day of a reenactment of the Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia taken on June 11, 2016. The second day is for the Battle of Port Republic, but I didn't have time to cover that one. This reenactment was done on the actual battlefield.
  • 2016 Volunteer Day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Photos
    Photos from the June 4, 2016 Volunteer Day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that the my cousin Brandon, the family, and I had with the other Friends of Gettysburg members. Brandon and I helped build fences while Kate and Aurora helped paint the names on headstones in the National Cemetery.
  • Monticello Field Trip Photos
    Photos taken on May 5, 2016 from Aurora's 3rd Grade Field Trip to Monticello near Charlottesville, Virginia - the home to Thomas Jefferson.
  • School Choral Concert Photos
    Photos from the New Dominion Choraliers 20th Anniversary Concert at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge, Virginia on April 30, 2016. Aurora and her school chorus performed six songs at the event.
  • Girl Scout Daddy-Daughter Dance Photos
    Photos from the April 30, 2016 Girl Scout Daddy-Daughter Dance that Aurora and I attended.
  • IUP Geoscience Day Photos
    Photos from the 42nd Annual Indiana University of Pennsylvania Geoscience Day Banquet on April 29, 2016.
  • STEM Expo Photos
    Photos from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Expo that was at the Washington, DC Convention Center. We attended on April 16, 2016.
  • 155th Fort Washington Living History Photos
    Photos from Fort Washington Park, Maryland taken on April 8-9, 2016. I was there with the 3rd U.S. Volunteers and the Liberty Rifles doing a drill weekend living history event around the 155th Anniversary of when U.S. Regular recruits were stationed at the fort before deploying to other parts of the country at the beginning of the Civil War in April 1861.
  • January 2016 Blizzard Photos
    Photos taken before, during, and after the January 22-24, 2016 Blizzard that hit the Mid-Atlantic region. We received anywhere from 20-24 inches of snow, but also a lot of blowing snow to create some large drifts.