Thursday, September 30, 2010

Those Places Thursday - Antietam National Battlefield Park

Growing up our Dad took the family to visit Civil War battlefields in the area. He was an extreme history buff, a trait that has been passed down several generations.

One site we visited frequently was Antietam National Battlefield Park, also known as Sharpsburg. As a child the trips were more about running along trails, catching glimpses of nature, and sometimes stopping along the way to eat big juicy peaches.

Once I was an adult I realized the value of these "living history" lessons. My husband and I took our children to many of the same parks. Initially on these trips they wanted to run and have a grand adventure. As they grew older the desire to learn more about our countries history became evident. This is when I realized that family treasures aren't always about heirlooms, but also shared family experiences.

Husband and daughter walking down Snavely's Ford

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