One day while dad was visiting and Steve was recuperating from surgery, the boys, grandpa, and I drove about an hour west to the Manassas National Battlefield Park. This was where the armies of the north and south first fought during the Civil War and where General Thomas Jackson got the nickname Stonewall Jackson. There were 2 battles at Bull Run (also known as Manassas Battlefield) and the South won both.
"There stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!"
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
While dad was here, we took him to a lot of the DC area monuments. During our trip to see the cherry blossoms, we walked all around the west end of The Mall.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We were excited that dad's visit was going to overlap the expected bloom dates of the cherry blossoms in DC this year. We waited and waited ... and, finally, after a couple revised bloom dates for colder than normal weather, the cherry trees blossomed!