Thursday May 1, I was off from work today. The landlord said "Electric off today due to NES crew working on the outside and needs to trip off all the power.." so I thought WHAT? What do we do?...normally I can think of tons of stuff to do but I worked a 12 hr shift yesterday and have another 12 hour shift tomorrow..I only wanted to sit at home and REST...play on my computer and watch TV...just veg out...
But not now...Thanks NES...so I asked Tony, want to go for a walk in the PAST? He was like WHAT? I laughed and said..lets go back about 150 yrs ago and see what's happening...he said..YOUR CRAZY..but whatever????
So we headed for Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. We pulled into the large park, and the day is gorgeous..sunny with slight wind that gives just a little chill, but nothing major..definitely hiking weather..But here you can only really stroll, there are no mountains, lakes or anything like that..only battlefields...fields and fields of high grass where over 23,000 men were killed or wounded..
We parked the car and went into the Visitors Center. We were greeted immediately by one of the park officers. She gave us some brochures and guided us to the theater to watch the short film about the 3 day battle that raged here. After that we walked around the small museum and then checked out the gift shop. This is all FREE by the way. Across the street is the US NATIONAL CEMETERY and there are several other locations on the map brochure that they give you in the center. Also there are a few picnic tables at the visitors center and restrooms.
Plenty of cannons and wagons around with signs to read. You can use your cell phone to dial the number and then press the corresponding number on the sign and a man will talk to you like a tour guide..VERY NICE and again ALL FREE...check it out...Great way to spend a few hours.
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