Wednesday, May 8, 2013

When Stonewall Met Jackson

Sometimes, I take my kids out of school and we pretend we're still home schoolers for a day.  Because as much as I love Gator-ville, there are just so many opportunities they miss by being stuck in that building all day every day.  Opportunities like a trip back to 1863 to learn about the Battle of Chancellorsville on the 150th anniversary of the battle.  And to meet Generals Lee and Hooker.  And Jackson.  We simply could not miss the chance to meet Stonewall on the eve of his final battle.  So off we went.  And it was wonderful.  Sometimes (okay, most times), I wish we could do this every day.

Note: Just in case you didn't know... my Jake's name is actually Jackson.  So there you go.  Makes a little more sense now, right?
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