I'm Back from Vacation

Greetings, dear readers!

I have just returned from an epic U.S. History vacation!

"Was it fun?" you ask.


"Did you come up with story ideas?"

Of coarse!

So here is a bit about it...

First, we stayed in Charlotte, North Carolina for a couple of days.  Then, we moved on and visited Appomattox Court House (not to be confused with a courthouse).  This is where Lee surrendered to Grant, beginning the end of the Civil War.
Photo courtesy of my grandfather
Then, we moved on to Montecello (Thomas Jefferson's home) and Luray Caverns.

Luray Caverns.  Isn't it beautiful?
After that, we moved on to Manassas.  This is where the battles of Bull Run took place.  (This is also known as the Battle of Manassas.)

Then it was on to Washington D.C.!  We stayed there for 5 days, including watching the 4th of July fireworks and getting soaked on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Photo courtesy of my grandfather.  :)  If you look closely at the
Lincoln Memorial, we hid from the rain by the second column
to the left.
While in D.C. we ate at this FANTASTIC restaurant called "We The Pizza".  Isn't that just the greatest name?

Continuing our U.S. History "Tour" we moved on to Gettysburg, PA.  This is where one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War took place.
Gettysburg from Little Round Top

We bought a CD audio tour, which was fantastic, but didn't finish it because it was taking way longer than they said.  LOL

We drove down to Williamsburg, Virginia next.  It was my favorite part of the trip.  All of the people who worked there were dressed in colonial clothing and played certain parts as if it were one big improv play.  One day moves through the entire Revolutionary War.  A ton of story ideas there...
The Capitol at Williamsburg

Our last stop took us to Charleston, South Carolina.  Here we saw Fort Sumter, where the first shot was fired in the Civil War.  We also took a carriage tour and ate at Poogin's Porch!

That concludes my little spiel about my travels.

Tally ho!  Cheery bye!  Until we next meet!
-Alea Harper

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