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|Posted: Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 05:05 pm||
|That's a cool idea. I'll share my 2010 trip.
I left Oklahoma City on a Friday afternoon, made it to Wilson's Creek battlefield in MO. Walked the battlefield with my camera and a guide book most of the next day.
made it up to Terre Haute IN by Sat. eve. Luckily I had a reservation ,the Indy 500 was happening the next day so rooms were scarce. I was up before the sun and on the road by 7A.M. I arrived in Gettysburg by early afternoon via the same route as Heth's boys. I spent the next 5 days touring the surrounding area...all of Gettysburg (with the help of J. David Petruzzi's "The Complete Gettysburg Guide", Antietam, and Harper's Ferry W.V.
After 5 wonderful days in Gberg I made my way down to Manassas VA. for a 2 day stay. I absolutely hated driving there...too congested for this open prairie kinda guy.
Toured the Manassas battlefields for a couple of hours that eve. returned early the next morning to get a few pics and finish the tour.
After Manassas I headed to Virginia Beach for some sun and sea air. Got a room right on the beach, filled my cooler full of cold brews, and kicked back on the balcony to enjoy the view.
The next day-Sunday- I decided to head to Norfolk to take a harbor tour.
after 2 great days by the ocean it was time to head inland a bit...first off a trip to Appomattox.......
and finally, a couple of days in Lexington VA. A stop which included a walking tour of the town with stops at the Stonewall home, VMI-where I was pleasantly surprised to be able to take a guided tour of the campus accompanied by a VMI cadet!- a tour of Washington and Lee university-including of course the beautiful Lee chapel- a lastly a visit to Jackson's grave. I had 2 days of hard driving ahead of me to get home so the next morning I headed west. I can think of no better way to spend two weeks of vacation.
Last edited on Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 05:32 pm by Captain Crow