Thursday, July 12, 2007

July 12, 2007 Grand Blanc, MI

We have a question to answer and soon - do we go on to Mt. Rushmore, long distance with rising fuel costs and fires, or do we go east and travel some of the Civil War battlegrounds. Monty is now in the dealership getting some last minute warranty work done and then we will camp locally until we leave to wherever we decide to go next. We will leave for the next extended trip in Mid-August. We then will be traveling to Goshen, IN for a Montana Owners Rally in Mid-September and then up the Michigan West Coast to see the fall colors. If anyone reads this and has any suggestions to the above question, please let us know your thoughts. If we do go East for this trip, we hopefully will make Mt. Rushmore after our winter Southwest trip to Texas and Arizona.

1 comment:

Mick G. said...

Head east young man and young lady to see the Civil War sights. I recommend checking out Harpers Ferry in WV, Antietam and Gettysburg. If you want to go a little further, there are three battlefields in the Fredericksburg, VA area - Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville and Spotsylania. Fredericksburg is a cool town with numerous 18th century buildings. If you want to travel even a little farther still, you may want to check out the Petersburg Battlefield. If you go to Petersburg, be sure you check out Pamplin Park. Pamplin is privately owned. It has an excellent museum, well preserved earthworks and a number of well preserved houses. Pamplin is where the Union army first broke through Lee's Petersburg defenses. Appomatox Park is well worth seeing. In fact, if you go on the Civil War Trails website, you can get a map that follows Lee's retreat from Petersburg to Appomatox. Whether you go east or west, I'm sure you will have a great time.

Mick G.