Flight 93 Memorial and Falling Water

Part five of my vacation takes us to two locations.  First is the Flight 93 Memorial, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water.

If you are ever in this area east of Pittsburgh, I recommend stopping at each.  They are in decent proximity to each other.

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The names of all of the victims involved in the crash are on this wall below.  This wall follows the flight path of the crash.
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Below is the exact site of the Flight 93 crash. The crater was filled in and this rock was placed there. Only family of the victims are allowed within about 250 feet of the location. You can see small stones that family have placed on the rock along with flags.
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The memorial is still under construction and development.  When we visited, there was plenty to see and appreciate, but the final plans look pretty amazing.  Click here to read more about what the completed memorial will be.

And then we made our way to Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water.  Since we came there on a whim, we did not get a reservation to see the interior, so all of my photos are of the exterior.

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Here is a stream not far from the house.

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And a walkway not far from the house...
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Thanks for looking!



Blue Ridge Parkway

Part four of my vacation takes us to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I can't recommend traveling along this stretch of road high enough.

We planned our trip during the middle of October, hoping for some great foliage, and we were not disappointed.

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Thanks for looking!



Part Three of my vacation takes us to Monticello.

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There's a lot of history here.  I learned a lot about Jefferson than I had previously not known.  Very interesting guy.  I recommend a visit and tour of the estate.

Unfortunately, photos of the interior are not permitted, so my shots will be limited to the exterior.

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Here is the garden on the right, and the vineyard on the left....

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