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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Burnside Bridge

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Pictured here is a famous bridge that was under seige during the battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Md.
400 Georgians from Gen. Lee's Northern Virginia army stood against thousands of Northern troops commanded by Burnside who assaulted the rebel position on the other side of the bridge...After four attempts, the union army withdrew and crossed  further down the creek.  The rock used to build the bridge was taken from the hill overlooking the creek.  This left depressions in the hillside that created ready made rifle pits (foxholes) which the rebels fired from.
This battle claimed 22,000 lives in one day....everything here lined up to be a perfect storm.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Senior Benefits

We went to the Antietam National Battlefield today to get my Lifetime Senior pass for all National Parks...We love our country's parks and will use this pass to see as many as we can.  There is a lot of civil war history here and the area is still a prime exploration showcase.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring in Jellystone

I spelled it right! This park is where we will work camp for the next few months and we are impressed with the focus on the customer and how well the park is cared for.  We are receiving training and helping with spring clean-up with this weekend being the start of a busy season!  Pictured to the right is a view approaching the water park.

You can see the budding trees and one of many walkways through this very large park.  We are enjoying the experience of living here and the staff and other workampers are great.  If you are interested in more info on the area and this park resort, go to:
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park