Today’s blog post is a miscellaneous set of pictures from the weekend. You’ll find a few selfies, breathtaking scenery, and historic buildings. Enjoy!
First, those lovely mountain shots….
The hills were just as lovely as the mountains. 🙂
I took some wonderful pictures of American flags at Civil War graves a couple summers ago, so I was thrilled to add these to my collection. 🙂
I snapped this picture at a red light in Richmond.
The next 3 photos were taken inside a summer kitchen
The next 4 are from the inside of 2 different slave quarters.
A general store:
The next 3 pictures are of the Courthouse.
The next 2 pictures are of the McLean home. This is the home where Lee and Grant met, and where Lee actually surrendered. I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures inside the home, but I can tell you that it was MUCH smaller than it looks in the pictures.
There were so many people around the house at all times. Tons of yellow rope and things that ruin pictures. Lol I did the best I could.
You can’t see much of the house here, but I love the view of the brick home from behind the pink-blooming tree.
I forget which building they used to print the paroles, but here are a few pics from the inside. Each man in the Confederate army needed a parole certificate. They hung ropes across the room and draped the paper across until the ink dried.
I found this music box in a gift shop in Richmond. If you’ve read Where Can I Flee, you’ll remember that Frank sent Claire a small music box for her birthday. This was also the same day she walked past the Haynes mansion and saw…someone she’ll never forget. 😉 But what a pretty little box!
I also took time to try to blend in 🙂
Here’s a picture of me with my two traveling buddies. The one up front is my aunt Mary and the other is our friend, Sandra.
But not everything was fun and games. I brought my work with me and took the time to keep track of the giveaway I was running that week. Here’s my desk away from home.
You can click on the “#ExperHist” tag on your right to catch up on the Civil War blog series that I ran earlier this month and the previous photo albums. 🙂