Aaaah, Sunday Morning!
And what’s a lazy Sunday without a steaming cup of coffee and a crossword that fights back?
The wind-chill was in the low 40’s this morning but I was snug, warm, and ridiculously happy. Yeah, I could live like this. Except for missing the dog and the husband – deal-breakers both.
Until this morning, I’d never configured the electric sofa like this.
Not sure if you can tell, but the sofa is at ‘half-mast’ which makes for a recliner effect. Why I waited till now to do this is beyond me! It’s a comfy position for reading, writing, and presumably some arithmetic.
Manassas National Battlefield
This NP site was a mere 6 minutes down the road. The day was completely sunny with a high of 62. Almost perfect except for a chilling wind.
This is the site of the first major battle of the war (known as Bull Run in the North). Actually 2 battles were fought here 13 months apart. Both significant, both bloody. This area was a hot spot due to it's proximity to both capitals - DC and Richmond.
We were treated to a tour at the Brawner farmhouse, scene of the second battle. The Brawner Farm was tucked into a quiet corner of the country, but its serenity was soon broken with the sound of cannon fire and the sight of the dead and dying.
|The farmhouse from a distance|
This volunteer docent is quite the talented story teller! He had us all caught up in his narrative. He explained the battle action in a way that even I could understand, what with my tactically-challenged brain and all.
He took us on a walk to the ridge where much of the action occurred.
Time for Lunch!
After the tour, I made a quick lunch with my super-duper Microgrill. I’ve blogged about this kitchen gadget before – it basically allows you to grill indoors using a microwave. Perfect for my style of camp cooking!
|Not sure if you can see the grill marks on this Morningstar soy burger.|
|I love the way it gets the bread toasty yet soft.|
I purposely overshot my entry point onto Skyline Drive tomorrow by about 14 miles. But I wanted to reach this Camping World in Winchester, VA that offers free hook-ups. So I’m plugged in for a night that promises a low of 28.
|Tight space? No problem for the GDB!|
Tomorrow is my first day teaching a new-to-me class. I hope I don’t get so entranced with the mountains that I forget!
From the shadows of the Appalachians - goodnight all!