Monday, March 28, 2016

Appomattox--the End of the War and our Trip

We started out in Charleston where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, and ended out trip at Appomattox, where General Lee surrendered to General Grant. It was almost 4 years later to the date!

The generals met in the MacClean house to sign the terms of surrender. I always thought they met in a a court house, but that was the name of the town--Appomattox Court House, not the building!

We enjoyed taking a long walk through the surrounding woods on a beautiful spring day.

This pretty butterfly felt like a harbinger of spring, despite the fact that we left part of it behind us in South Carolina.

Happily, the redbuds were in full bloom all the way home to Maryland. It was a great trip, but it's great to be home and be back with Coda (who seemed happy to see us despite the fun time she had with Suzanne and Harper last week)!

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