Monday, September 26, 2011

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground, Day 7

Today was almost a day of rest after the past 6 days. Mom and I got ready this morning, and after yet another fast food breakfast, left Gettysburg headed south. We drove to Thurmont, Maryland to visit the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo. We love animals, and we thought we'd have a little bit of fun after all of the history lessons we've had in the past week. Well, let's just say... it was a disappointment. There were animals... and many of them were very cute or majestic or whatever the proper term would be for a particular species, but the zoo was run down, not laid out well, and way over-priced for what they offer. In addition, because it is now the Fall/Winter season, they were not running the Safari ride nor offering some of their other "extras," yet the price was the same. We were out of there in an hour and a half. We did take some pictures, though.

This was a baby tiger. He was so cute. He came running
when we walked up to his enclosure. He just wanted
someone to play with him!

Tonight we are back in Virginia and will make the trip home (for me!) to Durham tomorrow. We will make one stop along the way, at Appomattox Courthouse, to see where my great-grandfather Jim Tapley was at the end of the Civil War and get a feel for just how far he had to walk home to Georgia afterwards.

1 comment:

  1. what an amazing journey you're on! i love reading and seeing all of your updates!!

    andrea (fb)