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We didn't leave Bville until around 11am, but we still made a quick stop at the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) and managed to explore the inside exhibits for about an hour. Zach and I found this place about a year ago as outside trail plainly visible from 81. We were on our way to Whispering Pines, NC. So, on a very hot day as I recall, on our way back home, we stopped and walked the outside trail with Maui. I always said we would get to ...
... of nature. The thought of the earth's plates ramming into each other, forcing these layers of rock upwards over periods of millions of years does put things in perspective. Suddenly all the puttering around we humans have done tinkering with the earth's surface doesn't seem so big in comparison. I do have to climb to the top of one of these boulders and take a selfie... The trail follows the ridge for a while. With a little imagination, you might be able ...
... the war this building was used as a hospital for the wounded from both sides.
The National Cemetery is where Lincoln spoke The Gettysburg Address.
We also saw the "cyclorama" at the National Park Visitor's center. The paintings that make up the circle must number about 15 and they are huge. As you look at these paintings you are in a ...
... to Congress. Sickles learned that his wife was having an affair with Phillip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), the younger Key was the Chief Prosecutor for the Nation's Capitol and the District Attorney. Sickles saw Key outside his home in Washington, DC - called him out for having the affair and shot him twice at point blank range killing him!! He was tried (it became the trial of the Century) ...
... too much.
"But it's OK--I'll be leaving soon--going to college to study political science"
"Where to?" I ask.
"I don't know.... anywhere but here"
Pedro is originally from Oaxaca but has lived in the US since the age of nine with little connection to his country of birth. "My grandparents did try to teach me a few words of Zapotec (his ancestral language)... but I forgot all of them.
Another very memorable encounter of my ...