Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

It is Outdoor Wednesday time again! Thanks to Susan at www.asoutherndaydreamer for hosting this exciting event. Please visit all the Outdoor Wednesday posts for wonderful pictures. I wanted to share the rest of our battlefield pictures. We enjoy this park very much with its trails, monuments, and history. There are cyclists, walkers, runners, and tourist in the park all the time. If you missed my earlier post of this park, this is the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It is not too far from where we live.
We enjoy reading the monuments and trying to imagine this area without everything that is there today. The visitor's center offers some wonderful programs about a soldier's life and they also offer driving tours of the park.














This is the gate to the tower. I think it is just beautiful. The climb to the top of the tower is tough, but once you are at the top, wow, what a view!!





The entrance to one of the many trails in the park. These trails are great to go exploring on.







My husband and youngest son at the top of the tower.
































































This is the Visitor's Center. They have a bookstore, a theater that shows a short film, a military gun collection, and several historical items to view. The rangers are also a great wealth of information. They are very passionate about their work and it comes through in their willingness to share stories about the park.











I hope you enjoyed the pictures of the park. We love history in our house, so this is a wonderful place for us to visit. Have a super Wednesday!
Thank you for all the wonderful comments I have received! I truly enjoy reading everyone's thoughts!
Kim














5 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh boy....would my hubby ever have loved to be with you on this trip. He's so into Civil War History!!!

MY Outdoor Wednesday is now posted if you'd like to stop by for a visit. WEATHER or not, here it comes! Finally!!

Mary said...

Thanks so much for the tour. I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer.

Pam said...

I had planned to go to the park for nature studies this fall. We were going to draw the plants and scenery. Not we can't, since A. can't draw with his arm.
Still, it is a lovely place to visit anytime.

Becky K. said...

The tower shot with your guys looking down is great! This is a place our family would enjoy.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I don't live too far from Gettysburg. When out of state relatives come to visit, we take them there to see the sights.