Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Here is Jon. There's not much I can say other than he's Jon. If you know him, you know he's Jon. If you know Jon, you love him.
Monday, April 28, 2008
One man, in particular, was the fellow who explained all the happenings, history and process to those of us who came to watch. He explained the difference in canon shells and even said that many people who dwell in the battlefield area found live shells that just didn’t go off. These people have been using them as door stops and décor for years, not knowing what they were. Each time a canon would fire, he would tell us, “Put your fingers in your ears and open your mouth!”
I think the highlight of the day was when we got to go down to the field where the 'soldiers' were firing the canons. The men were very happy when Ben and Christopher volunteered to help load the canon. Christopher was a fast learner for his job and Ben had long arms to get the inside of the canon cleaned quickly and efficiently. Chris was such a little gentleman. We love being with him. Thank heavens the time of the Civil War didn't involve my husband, father or loved ones. We don't realize sometimes....those grave markers could have been our men.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
So....we finally got up and made the nearly 1 hour trek to "The Lighthouse Restaurant" in Sulphur Well, Kentucky. I had been there many times growing up, as it was a family & church favorite place to crave our hunger. Down the winding country roads, over the rolling bluegrass hills and there it was! If you're ever in the area hungry, call my dad....he'll gladly give you directions and undoubtedly accompany you to one of the greatest restaurants in the state.
This is the beautiful creek that runs right through Sulphur Well, Kentucky. This is just across the road from Lighthouse Restaurant at the Roadside Park I remember playing at as a child!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
We had to travel just across town to CPCC for a Cockman Family concert at 6:30 pm http://www.toscomusicpart.org/ Even as we were leaving town around 8:30, I would have loved to have kept walking and photogging. Can't wait for a free day to find more Charlotte surprises....