Monday, February 18, 2013

To Bull Run

Carter has a new found interest in history (due to a wonderful 4th grade teacher).  He reads books and watches movies all about American history.  The great thing about living in Virginia is that it is rich with history, just about every place in the area has some great story.

We headed to Manassas to visit the battlefield and visitor center.  The night before we found a Junior Ranger packet for the battlefield (great to get some of history and understanding of what they were going to see).  We watched a movie at the center, walked through the museum (the boys had a scavenger hunt to complete in the packet) and then headed outside.
At this battlefield the South won twice.  The first battle at Manassas was one of the first battles of the Civil War.
And Stonewall Jackson.  Reading the monuments for clues and answering questions.
The Henry House.
They completed their Junior Ranger packets, talked with a Ranger (who actually read their packets to make sure they completed it with correct answers!) and then were given Ranger badges.
Of course we had to finish off the day with food.  Make your own pizzas at a nearby restaurant.

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