Today we left Cumberland and headed out east towards Washington D.C. We traded in the car and rented a new one in Frederick, MD. Way upgrade! This new car is a Toyota Corolla (not much; but better than the Prius, errr...Nissan Versa; and its NOT baby blue!) This car at least has power locks and windows, a clock and will play music straight from our iPhones. Can you say UPGRADE?!!
Then we headed to a new campsite...right next to the Bull Run Battlefield (and guess what? there is also a Bull Run Winery next door! I'm sure we'll be visiting!)
|New campsite for the week, new car too. There's me writing this|
blog and having a glass of wine! Loving life!
The original bridge was built in 1825 across the Bull Run river. It was destroyed by the confederates during the first battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. During the second battle at Bull Run, on August 28-30, 1862 the "Union army under the cover of darkness, withdrew across the hastily rebuilt bridge towards Centreville and the Washington defenses beyond." Manassas National Battlefield Park Brochure
|Stone Bridge, Manassas National Battlefield Park|
Photo Laurie Southerton
We plan on coming back Wednesday to do research and follow his trail. Tomorrow, we are headed into Washington, DC to visit the National Archives. Stay tuned for what we uncover there!
P.S. Here is the awesome antique store purchase from yesterday...a new backseat rider across country to home for all my BEADS!!!
|54 drawer antique oak hardware cabinet. |
Drawers are tin inside. Now in the backseat of Jeff's truck.
the WHOLE back seat.