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I have put 284 of my favorite pictures from Hawaii on iCloud.
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I spent a lot of time putting titles on the pictures so they would be self explanatory but somewhere along the way, Apple ignored the titles ...
... the other (which the Appalachian Trail follows) a distance to the west becoming the border between North Carolina and Tennessee and eventually the Smokies. Here the scenery widens out, no longer within national forests but bordered by private land, a pleasant landscape of small farm fields in the forest in a region settled in colonial times. This starts to feel like Hillbilly Country, although nowhere near as hardscrabble as the declining coal country ...
My first stop on my way southwestward from Charlottesville is
Appomattox Court House National Historic Site, the spot in rural central Virginia
where Ulysses Grant and his Union troops caught up with Lee and his fleeing Confederates
after battles around Richmond and Petersburg. The spot where Lee surrendered to
Grant is a large house, the McLean Home, across from the courthouse in
Appomattox, officially ending the Civil ...
... served in the war after which they were set free to fend for themselves. Also I noted that General Grant's personal aid was Indian and a major in the army. He actually wrote out the terms of surrender for signature and later retired as a brigadier general. He was not a citizen and General Lee remarked, when introduced, that it was nice to meet a "real American". The tidbits you ...
... about 3 AM and I am at the hotel for the night.
It is time for me to try and go to bed now!
Thanks to everyone that has helped me go on this trip! It has been such a great month.
Also, thanks to everyone that has read my blog! I'm glad that I could share my experiences with you all. I can't wait to get home and to New Jersey so that I can see everyone!
See you all soon!