Super 8 Richmond/Midlothian Turnpike
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From Gettysburg to Richmond on a Civil War Day. Peter is an avid reader of Civil War history and his interest has rubbed of on all of us. On to Sharpsburg/Antietam Creek Battlefield. We visited the sunken road and Burnside's Bridge. A very peaceful, much more contained area than Gettysburg and yet the more casualties were suffered here in one day than any other military day with some 23,000 ...
... However, I am not and it made me uncomfortable. Owell it was cute how excited they got.
Later we moved to another buttress that was super easy and short but it was cool because you could climb to the top and just hangout and look over the river. We agreed it would be the perfect place to watch a meteor shower with absolutely no tree cover! Some day that will happen.
Always cool to find hidden crags :)
After breakfast of matzo brei (true confession - the matzo was made by Maneschewitz and not Streit's), we said our good-byes and had our hugs with Paul and Harriet.
... Richmond has many faces and iterations in its long history; from an important village of the Powhatan Confederacy, it was briefly settled by English colonists from Jamestown in 1609, and in 1610-1611. The present city of Richmond was officially founded in 1737. It became the capitol of the Colony and Dominion of Richmond in 1780. During the Revolutionary War period, several notable events occurred in the city, including Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give ...
... from Africa and very likely from South Africa so as an American of South African descent, I am proud as a human to see compassion and reconciliation espoused and prized in a country that has known so much pain. There is real strength in the spirit of South Africa and lord willing it will realize its' potential.
Was it home? No and yes. It's a place set apart from the rest of the world; but it feels like home.