Finally… A Field Trip

I cannot even begin to express how busy life seems to have been these past few years. But, in my efforts to truly slow down, I finally got around to taking us on a local field trip. I won’t mention how long it had been since our last one. Yeah… I won’t go there.

To help with my efforts in slowing down and being present, once again, I am trying to put my hand to the plough and begin blogging again. This will truly be a renewed developed discipline. In the past, blogging served as a wonderful way to journal … to share struggles, joys, lessons… life. I want that journal to look back on… as I do now with past posts from previous blogs. It’s good food for my soul. šŸ™‚

My goal is to aim for consistency and not perfection. Just to be real and to show up.

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Soooo… This week I planned to go on a field trip AND I followed through with it! Two points (or more) for me! šŸ˜‰ We visited a local fort that was involved with much of our country’s history… Fort Monroe.

To get to the fort, we had to drive across a moat and go through a shared one-way opening through the fort walls… it was like the things of fairy tales and castles… we didn’t see any alligators, though… or mermaids (which was slightly disappointing)

 

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We started our tour inside the fort, learning much about what the fort was used for and what was going on in our country during those times.

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Learning about the cannons & cannon fire

 

It was interesting to learn that Edgar Allan Poe had spent some time at the fort…

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Our Union soldier guide shared how his firearm worked

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We entered a jail cell in the fort where Jackson Davis was imprisoned. The original flag was still hanging on the wall…

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We, also, visit the chapel on grounds… which is still used today… Some of the stain-glass windows were made by Tiffany & Co.

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We, also, toured the grounds and walked atop the fort walls…

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Robert E. Lee and his wife stayed in these quarters…

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I loved this view of the lighthouse from atop the fort wall…

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Afterwards, we played at the park and around the grounds… It was a beautiful day!

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About Christina K

Woman. Wife. Mompreneur. Empowerment Coach. Home Educator. Essential Oil Educator. Book and Tea enthusiast.
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