Throwback Adventure – Yorktown Battlefield – Virginia

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

In June 2009 Shadow, Buster, My Parents, My Brother, and I Adventured to Yorktown Battlefield in Yorktown, Virginia.  Yorktown Battlefield was the site of the last battle of the Revolutionary War.  This Battle occurred in 1781 when the British Army surrendered to the French, and American forces.  This Battle officially ended the War for Independence.  Yorktown Battlefield is part of the Colonial National Historic Park.

We had a historic Adventure to the Yorktown Battlefield on a sunny Virginia day.  This was one of many weekend Adventures we had on our family vacation.  My parents and brother drove from Massachusetts, while Shadow, Buster and I drove up from our home in Tampa and we met in Virginia.  This was also the first time my family met Buster, about seven months at the time, making it quite a special memory for all.

So as you probably are aware, my Throwback memory is far from clear.  However I remember enjoying our Adventure to the Yorktown Battlefield.  The Park was very dog friendly, with bright green grass, and lots of history to appreciate.  As expected, dogs were not allowed in the buildings, but we found many shady spots to relax while our family could explore the historic buildings from the inside out.  It was really a vacation where we built many cherished family memories.  So glad we were able to Adventure to the Yorktown Battlefield.

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Throwback Adventure – West Columbia Riverfront – South Carolina

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

In September 2012 Shadow, Buster, and I Adventured to the West Columbia Riverfront in Columbia, South Carolina.  The West Columbia Riverfront Trail is a paved path along the Congaree River.  It is approximately eight miles in length and is part of the Three River Greenway.

We had a beautiful Adventure to the West Columbia Riverfront Trail.  It was really just a small part of our full Adventure as we were on our way to Massachusetts to relocate and start our lives as New Englanders.  And although I grew up in Massachusetts, this was a completely new life for my boys who had been raised in tropical Tampa Florida.  We had a spectacular journey to Massachusetts with the West Riverfront Trail being one of our early visits.  I am not sure I was able to locate enough photographs, however feel I could capture a good summary of our hike.  I remember loving this Trail location, along the River with gorgeous bridges, bright colored flowers, and a perfect trail to walk.  We enjoyed a nice walk, and met several kind people along the way.  I do not remember intricate details of this Adventure, yet remember recall enjoying the location, quite the scenic place to stretch our legs.  If we are ever back in South Carolina we will have to Adventure again to the West Columbia Riverfront.

 

Throwback Adventure – Stone Mountain – Georgia

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

In July 2008 Shadow, a friend of ours, and I Adventured to Stone Mountain, Georgia where we visited Stone Mountain, located in Stone Mountain Park.  Stone Mountain is known for the Confederate Memorial carving etched in the mountain side that includes generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and former President Jefferson Davis.  This sculpture is considered the largest high relief sculpture in the world.

We had a historic Adventure to Stone Mountain on our road trip from Florida to Massachusetts.  It was unbelievable seeing such a gigantic rock with a sculpture etched on the side.  I actually debated posting this Throwback today as I could only locate this one photograph, however, maybe it was the only one that I had of this Adventure.  Puppy Shadow appeared a bit camera shy, but he definitely enjoyed exploring the area.

It is difficult sometimes learning about history but yet it gives us a chance to talk about things and make our world a better place.  Yet I still ponder, could this Memorial be replaced with a new Memorial celebrating our nations diversity?!  Either way I am glad our country has come so far from this sad place in history.

Stone Mountain