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Monday, July 2, 2007

Our weekend

We had a great weekend camping in Maryland with Sarah, Dan, Mike, Julie and three other lovely ladies with whom my sister works.

On Saturday, Mike, Julie, Reid and I went to Antietam National Battlefield. For those of you who don't know, the Battle of Antietam (also known as the battle of Sharpsburg) was the bloodiest day of the American Civil War. Over 20,000 men were killed or wounded. Walking the grounds was an emotional experience for me. It is very peaceful there. We all agreed that is how it should be. And I said a little prayer that the placed wracked by war now will be as peaceful in a hundred years.

(Tater found a good spot of shade while we read the sign above him... only trouble was getting him to come out!)

(This is the sunken road, also known as the Bloody Lane)
We also went to Harper's Ferry for lunch and terrific ice cream! Then we went back to camp where we were staying in a cabin that was built around a tree (hence a tree house!). We had a camp fire and ate lots of yummy s'mores and fruit pies! All around, a great trip!

(Reid and I hugging the tree in our tree house!)


Mom said...

Thank you for the update. Looks like fun even for Tater!!
And you still have that jacket????? LOL

Dad said...

Antietam was pretty powerful to me too.

Glad Tater found a way to "enjoy" it.

Jamie said...

Tree Hugger :) Sounds like it was a fun trip.