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Travel Blogs from Ruther Glen
... our going away without their permission! Much attention dispensed!
This was a good trip--a little different from our usual trips, as we had no outdoor adventures (having been rained out at Big Thicket), but it was really interesting, and we covered a lot of history.
Next year....who knows?
... Civil War. After Reconstruction, Richmond's location at the falls of the James River helped it develop a diversified economy and it became a land transportation hub.
Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" was spoken in Richmond among many other famous events.
Maybe a trip back in the Fall would give us a better view of this area in less harsh conditions.
About 7 hours later, we made it home. Stopped for a minute on the way to take a picture of the Ex-Keysville Drive-In. We went twice during it's short life--it's just about an hour from home. Went belly up, though, under the digital projector requirement. The owner bought another Drive-In, a well-established ...
... pressure to at least score a Union victory. The Northern army once again retreated back to Washington and Lee's army was encouraged enough to travel North.
Took in the cemetery at the top of the hill, weird walking through one with very few people identified. The majority of the dead were never identified.. Later in the war both sides were better organised with the clear up after battle.
... coffee, then about 10:30 am headed to Schönbrunn Palace, the summer home of the Hapsburg family - just on the edge of modern Vienna. The forecast had been for rain, but this time the forecasters got it wrong. It was a lovely, blue sky, comfortable 68 degrees - perfect to tour the extensive gardens and grounds.
We toured the palace first - again, like their home in the city - it was opulence on top of grandeur on top of excess. Just - ...