We were staying with a group of friends at Mrytle beach. Due to tropical storm Julia off the coast there was a day of no swimming, so we headed to Charleston to check a couple items off the Bucket list.
The next day we went back two centuries and visited the NPS American Revolution battlefields of Kings Mountain and Cowpens. Both of which were pivital American/rebel victories in the southern campaign.
We then drove the historic Blue Ridge parkway. The views were stunning. It is hard to imagine that our ancestors were able to traverse these moutains and make their way westward.
Finally, we stopped by the NPS site of Abraham Lincoln's birthplace in Kentucky before making the final stretch for home.
My wife is a saint for indulging me in visiting all these sites. I think she seceretly enjoyed it. We have decided that when I retire I need to explore becoming a NPS ranger. She smiled several times when I would give her the abridged history of what we were about to see and then during our visit the ranger would parrot what I had just told her.
|My retirement job, still in uniform.|
I certainly enjoy playing the games based on history, but there is nothing that compares to visiting the sites and experiencing the history we love.