Thursday, May 31, 2012

Think Back Thursday ~ Visiting Historical Sites

As I said yesterday, if you saw my reminder,
I am featuring my kids at Antietam National Battlefield
We visited there
May 13, 2003

Rachel was 17
Jessica was 14
Nathan was 8
Christopher was 6

Here are a couple of links for you
they will open in a new tab so you won't loose you place here.

Antietam National Battlefield

Now for the photos

Bloody Lane
The observation tower is in the distance
I thought I had photos of us in/from the observation tower but I can't find them.

Rachel, Jessica, Christopher (in front), Nathan

Recreating the battle
on Bloody Lane

Burnside Bridge


Oh, no, causualties

 (close up)

It is fun to play war.
Real war is not so much fun.
I hope by visiting historical battlefields and studying about war that my boys, especially, will understand that.

During this vacation we visited
Baltimore Aquarium
Harper's Ferry
and Gettysburg
I hope, someday soon, to revisit some of these trips we took. 
Christopher doesn't remember much from these trips because he was so young.

 Next week's theme is
 could be visiting a zoo,
a farm,
or meeting an animal in the wild
wherever your family has come into contact with an animal
oh, this includes birds, fish, mammals, reptiles... everything

Now it is your turn

Here are the Rules for participating:
The purpose of Think Back Thursday is to link up a post about something from the past. You can reach back all the way to your childhood and bravely post pictures of you in your wild clothes and hair styles or post something from last year and tell us about it. I'm not picky. Hey, even yesterday was the past... LOL My posts will mostly be about events that happened prior to blogging, as a way to share those things with the world.
  • It can be about you, about your kids, about your parents, about whatever. For ideas check out the other posts in my label Think Back Thursday. 
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Kym Thorpe said...

I live right in the middle of all those battlefields, probably roughly equal distance to Gettysburg, Antietam and Monocacy - but do you know I've not been to Antietam? Shame on us. We finally got to Monocacy Battlefield for the first time a year ago, and want to visit Antietam sometime this summer. Loved your pictures and the reminder that we need to plan that!

Mrs. White said...

What a great adventure! It looks like they had a great time.

Children grow up so fast, it's good to keep looking back.

Mrs. White
The Legacy of Home

Laura O in AK said...

What a great way to 'cement' some history in their brains. We never did get to any battle sites with the boys when we lived out that way. Maybe someday we will.

Tess said...

I loved the theme for this week. I am posting this very late this week (Wednesday Evening). Here is my link:


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