Spring Break befell the Matheson home, so Lee and I took a little airplane ride to visit Lee's friend, Mitch. We visited the capitol of this great nation!
|Capitol-- Statuary Hall|
The former residing place of Mitch McBride. Also the famous place of John Brown (who is that you ask? I asked the same thing, and Lee looked at me like I asked who the President of the United States is. Like, how am I supposed to know who this civil war guy is). so.. John Brown is a man who tried to raid the militarys armory and arm the blacks (which he did not succeed, but started the unrest that led to the civil war). Needless to say this is a famous civil war town.
Banks of the Shenandoah River
near Harper's Ferry
A famous civil war battleground. Said to be the bloodiest one day of the civil war. 23000 men fell that day.
|Burnside Bridge: most photographed civil war bridge. |
So, to commemorate this impressive record...
we took a picture.
WASHINGTON DC TEMPLE
So, after walking a billion miles we arrived safely home. We are grateful for Mitch's hospitality, and also for the hospitality of his friends Gary and Cheri. We had a fantastic time, and I had the most exciting civil war history lesson I've ever had.