Isabel was NOT HAPPY about being in the car. As we merged onto Route 66 we were debating just turning right around. Then I said, we could always do a pit stop at Manassas or Bull Run. Seriously. How fortunate are we that our stops along the way are beautiful national memorial parks that carry the weight of our history and the creation of a true and abiding nation.
|Eloise enjoyed the Union cannons...their wooden supports made them easier to scale.|
By the time we arrived Eloise had just fallen asleep. Isabel and I jumped out and did a quick diaper change while Phil took Eloise out to examine the cannons.
|Assessing Ricketts line.|
|Receiving battlefield instructions from her NCO.|
|Hiking out of a draw while discussing strategy.|
|Isabel managed to remain cantankerous on the walk about.|
|Looking back across the draw from Stonewall Jackson's line.|
It was amazing to let the girls work their wiggles out in such a historic place. We walked up quite an appetite and decided to head to IHOP and have breakfast for lunch. Isabel proceeded to charm the pants off of all the waitresses. Eloise and I throughly enjoyed a tall stack of strawberry banana pancakes and Isabel and Phil went straight for the eggs!