Monday, October 8, 2012

Manassas Battefield - H Fam Sight Seeing Part 5

A few weeks ago Greg's parents came to visit! It was a great few days! They got to see Jake get on and off the bus. They watched the boys so Greg & I could have date night and go to a Metric concert. We also did some sightseeing of course! :)

On Friday, once we got Jake on the bus we took off to the Manassas National Battefield Park where "Southern Victories tested Northern Resolve".

We followed the one mile Battle of First Manassas (First Bull Run) walking tour. It was really interesting. I honestly don't know as much as I should about the Civil War... so many battles, generals, battlefields, etc... I don't know how the buffs keep it all straight! It's amazing to see the battlefield pretty up set up as it may of looked that day.

The house caught in the middle of the battle

Greg & Evan at one of the Northern Cannon Lines

Me & Evan walking ahead

Grandpa pushing Luke in the stroller & Greg on the path to come around to where the tide of the battle changes

Evan snacking on apple & apple juice in the tall grasses

Brothers checking out the cannon

Lil man walked the whole Southern Cannon Line... where/when "Stonewall" Jackson received that nickname. "Form, Form, there stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!"


Love, Aunt J said...

Oh my goodness T ~ How tall both of the boys are getting! This is the first picture I've seen where L is standing. :) Thanks for your post - sounds like a good time was had by all.

the cape on the corner said...

we just got back from a long weekend in williamsburg. i'm feeling ya with the canons right now. looks like you had a great day!