Monday, July 13, 2009

Vacation Part 2...

Our week continued with a trip to Manassas Battlefield. I know this is one battlefield that Sam has very much wanted to visit because it is where one of his favorite heros earned his name...

During the first battle of Bull Run General Thomas Jackson earned the name "Stonewall".

One of my favorite things that we did was to actually visit Stonewall Jackson's headquarters that is located in Winchester, Virginia. We were able to walk through the house, see artifacts and belongings of General Jackson and hear stories of the events that occurred there in the home. And for all of you history buffs out there, we even saw the prayer table and prayer book that belonged to Stonewall and was later used in the movie "Gods and Generals".

Our trip wasn't all history related for which Ben was very thankful. We have some very good friends that live in the D.C. area so we were able to meet up with them and spend the day in the city. Later that evening we went to their townhouse where Ben was able to meet up with some of his favorite friends. Please let me introduce you to Abby...

One day, the girls of the family headed off to the Virginia Farm Market...

I think my sister, Sarah and I had a lot more fun taking pictures than actually shopping. Although I did come home with a delicious blackberry pie... yum!

This was definitely a vacation packed full of memories. Mom and Dad, we had a wonderful time and we miss you so much already. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!


  1. You should have included a warning about Ben's "friend" Abby! :)

  2. Christy, what wonderful memories you are creating this summer! Looks SO fun. Hugs, Kim

  3. Oh, my! That was sorta scary!

    Looks like you had a fabulous vacation.

  4. Looks like fun - our family loves historical places.

  5. Looks like everyone enjoyed a wonderful time...that's so awesome!

    Have a great day :)
    (Treasure the Moment)

  6. Hey friend~
    It looks like you had a WONDERFUL vacation!!!

    I'm glad you are and sound. :-)


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