Michael was in Ft. Lee, Virginia for a 2 month Warrant Officer school. Thanks to being an on-call tour guide for the Pendleton Underground Tours, I was able to make enough money from that and the tips I often times receive to fly back East to visit him for a week. Being the Civil War buff that I am, visiting Virginia was a dream come true!
Visited Confederate and Union siege works at Petersburg battlefield. The siege last approximately 10 months before the Union soldiers were finally able to march into the town of Petersburg, effectively cutting off supplies to the confederate army and Richmond and making it impossible for Lee to keep fighting.
Standing on hallowed ground. The Dictator was an 13" mortar cannon that was used to shell the town of Petersburg from a distance of two miles.
Over 37 miles of siegeworks around Petersburg, VA.
Afterwards went back into old town Petersburg to visit antique shops and eat delicious Cajun food at a new restaurant that had just opened.
This building is extremely old. It was the custom house and then armement house at one time for the town of Petersburg. It burned down in the 1980s. Glad they didn't completely tear it down. We don't have buildings this old in the west!
Got caught in a rainstorm. It was like someone turned on a fire hose! Super hot and humid but such friendly people both on base and off.
A huge thanks to all who watched our kids and took care of the homestead so Michael and I could have some much needed time together. So blessed!