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Friday, November 23, 2007

Family's Annual Pilgrimage on Thanksgiving Day

It has been a while since our family took a road trip. Today, I will introduce to those who hasn't been to this unique place that is right down I-270. If you and your family haven't visited this place, then don't miss out because it's virtually down the streets. This is one of those unique places you really should visit at least once. Here is what the website has to say: The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is the oldest known replica of the revered French shrine, dating to about 1875. The Grotto has been in use since 1805 when Fr. John Dubois founded it as a place of prayer and devotion. More info can be found at the above link.

Note: More than half of the following pictures were from my small canon. While TT's capture, well, you can clearly tell.
The winding road that overseas the mountain, beautiful falls scenery hidden in the clouds and rainshower:

The gate:

Family seeking the Grotto Water:

Our very own TT here:

Continuing the journey through the shrine:

Our little girl prays, she knows how to do this gesture as early as the age of 11-month old:

Our babygirl enjoying the Falls:

My capture:

Family Falls Portrait:

A glimpse of the 'other' family strolling through the shrine (notice the girls are sporting identical princess shoes):


This is the statue that you greet from the highway:


Anonymous said...

pretty pics... what beautiful colors! i have got to see this place now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the Grotto G. I want to go there now. Oh and great pictures by the way, I love the how you captured the fall colors.


Embrace Photo said...

Thanks ladies, this could be something we can do together (:

Andrea said...

Hi Anna,

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the comment and encouragement! I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and sweet words by this network of photographers :)

Let's all get together and have our own workshop :)

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

yes, let's go visit the grotto together!

Embrace Photo said...

It's on girl! When it's filled with snow would be nice (:

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