Uncle Matt and Miles with Kermit.
Cheese steak and pizza on the first night in town.... of course.
Philly Art Museum.
Getting ready to run up the steps like Rocky.
Cloudy and drizzle.... pretty typical, but we lucked out with great weather most of the trip.
First water plant of Philly.
Independence Hall. Some old shizzle there.
Whats the big deal about a cracked bell?!
Ooohhh... THAT cracked bell.
Noah's Ark has nuthin' on a Duck Boat.
George Washington's home, modernized.
Philly Phanatic and Miles!
Some important papers signed here.
Pretty cool history on this block. Amazing.
Indy Hall face-lift.
For some reason, Miles kept licking Uncle Matt's arm.
Cool Uncle points awarded for getting to pretend to drive the Mustang.
Checkin' out the engine.
Land of Getting Kids Hooked on Candy.
Sleepy Miles needs to get amped up on chocolate... or the free tour was boring him.
Hendler way too excited about Hershey.
More singing cows.
I'm so allergic to this picture.
Surprisingly overpriced chocolate right from the source.
Hendler warming his hands with the smores family.
Miles and Jean made their own chocolate bars.
At the house we rented at Penn State there was plenty to keep Miles occupied.
.... and this creepy picture.
Elmo doing his best impression of a Penn State freshman.
Diggin' the cowhide chair.
More weird stuff in the house.
Unsuccessful attempt at a fire.
Took awhile to remember all the drinking games rules.
Way too happy to be eating Dorito's.
Long overdue seeing these fellas.
And a trip to Penn State isn't complete without keg stands.
Olympic keg stand trials.
Still a pro.
Its amazing what a buddy will do for $1.
The sweet (and huge) house we rented just 2 blocks from campus.
I'm on my way JoePa!!!!
Great to be in Beaver Stadium once again.
~106,000 Penn State fans gettin' crazy.
Miles just cheered for everything.
Adam and Heather chillin' at the game.
They made Hendler's ugly shoes and awful socks pay extra to get into the stadium.
He's not dead yet, but JoePa should definitely by bronzed.
I've slept in classes in there.
I'd like to think that Penn State named an entire building after me, though most likely just a coincidence.
Stew pot full of beer? Yes.
New Nittany Lion pj's.
Old Main and lots of great memories.
Cool tree colors.
Uuuhhh, may have slept during a class in there too.
Fortunately, the Penn State gymnastics team was getting X-mas pics taken at the Nittany Lion statue too!
The Kunkle X-mas card for this year.
30% of a jacket.
State highpoint of Pennsylvania. A terribly difficuly 100yd walk.
Of course Miles couldn't wait to get to the top.
Breezy, but great view of the old Appalachian Mtns all around.
Perfect timing for all the Fall colors.
Start of a hike up Hogback Mtn in Shenandoah National Park along the Appalachian Trail. Only 2177 miles to go.
Crunchy leafs all over the trails.
Colorful ridges all around. The pictures just don't do justice for the colors.
I took a run around Skyland, where we stayed for the night. This is the view from Miller's Head Overlook.
Next stop on my run, Stony Man Summit. A whopping 4,000er.
And next... Little Stony Man. A gorgeous area and a now only 2173 miles of the AT left.
I'd love to come back to run/hike the entire 100+ miles of the AT through Shenandoah.
View from Little Stony Man.
Looking back towards Stony Man from Little Stony Man.
Looked like a rainbow puked on the trees.
Right outside our diggz for the night.
Miles making friends with the locals.
Hut near the summit of Hawksbill, the highest peak in Shenandoah National Park.
Miles was running in circles saying "I'm the king of the mountain!" on the summit.
More rainbow puke.
Me and the boy completing another mile of the AT.
Near the summit of Blackrock. Miles was really digging the big rocks and steps.
Jim and Kara in Charlottesville. An old buddy from Colorado.
Since leaving Colorado they've expanded their family by adding four boys! Thats super-hero status.
How Jim keeps the kids cooperating.
Local Richmond brews.
Greg and Megan after showing off their remarkable refrigerator magnet collection.
Molly grows faster with a head full of blood.
Greg's one-armed baby-handling skills.
Miles had a blast playing with Molly and all of her toys.
Miles sang ABC's into the microphone toy for hours.
Mmmmm.... more cheese steaks and pizza from Tonelli's.
Miles helping Uncle Matt rake leaves.
Miles helping Uncle Matt redistribute leaves all over the yard.
Our son is somewhere in there.
More Cool Uncle points awarded for taking Miles on a tractor ride.
The awesome Doylestown kids castle.
More proof that Uncle Matt works on the moon.
This place was so cool. We wish there was one in Colo Spgs. Its huge! The top of the castle is 35' high then a giant twisty slide back down.
Wings of Freedom museum at the Willow Grove Naval Air Base.
Personalized messages on the bombs.
Miles clockin' some helicopter flying hours.
The Navy put water-skids on this jet to justify that it could be used in the water and air.
Takes alot of stuff to make a wing fold up/down.
Is it odd that my son was hugging bombs?
Better or worse then being a tree-hugger?
Atleast he shared the love and hugged them all.
Patrick and Cassel with a message for Stinger.
Rocky and Susan at the Flyers game on our last night in town.
So awesome to see a game (despite a loss) at the Wells Fargo center surrounded by Flyers fans!!