Sorry a lot of pictures!
We went to Manassas the first day of our vacation. This is the site of the first battle of the Civil War. Henry House was the wooden house on the top of the hill. Eighty-five year old Judith Henry died in that farm house. She was bedridden and refused to leave her home when the first battle broke out. She was killed by an artillery shell that was meant for a sharp shooter. So sad.
This is the stone bridge that crosses Bull Run. It was a strategic crossing for the troops. This was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I would have loved to have explored this area more. I think it would have been fun to skip on down those rocks.
Joseph found an artifact. a vintage Pepsi can. Not from the Civil War but from the 1970's we believe.
It would have been so fun to have had a metal detector. I can only imagine what we have been able to find, however they were strictly forbidden.
Henry hanging out. I would have been lost without my Ergo baby carrier.
Stone house. This house, I believe, was an old tavern, however during the first stage of the war it was used as a place to house the wounded soldiers.
Obnoxious right? So many pictures, so little blogging space and time. I will be back tomorrow with more. I took a total of about 600 pictures on this vacation. Thank goodness for digital photography. Oh, and the big guy in the photos is our nephew. We will call him A. He and my sister-in-law were our tour guides. We had such a great time with them.