It was a two hour drive, and once there we viewed the inside exhibit with artifacts, then walked around the field outside. It is sobering to think about how many men (along with woman and children) died at each other's hands in such a short period of time. To look out at the fields and know that the photos we had just seen inside were of these same fields exactly 150 years ago really brought it home to us.
Of course, we were in our second day of driving and also took some time to shake off some of the energy that was building up.
We took a small two lane highway from Maryland to West Virginia where we had lunch at Cracker Barrel. The hostess was raised here in Massachusetts!
After lunch we were back on Route 81 headed to Luray, Virginia. The ride was absolutely beautiful.
(Leif is in the above photo.)