When asked what the kids wanted to do to start their Memorial Day weekend, the answer was a giant, "SHILOH!!!" The day was a bit cooler (in the 60's) for late May, but it was beautiful and we enjoyed our day so much. We began the trip by going down to Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River where the boats would have docked to let the soldiers off to prepare for the battle.
|The kids with the Tennessee River behind them.|
This is where the soldiers would have docked off the boats to get ready for the battle.
|Carter skipping (or throwing) rocks in the river.|
|Drawing the Tennessee Monument - their favorite monument at the park.|
We have never stopped at the church so we decided to make a stop to see a replica of the church that gave the battle its name. The kids thought it was great to see what it would have looked like "back then." Carter even led Jesus Loves the Little Children for us!
|On the steps of the Shiloh church - what the battle would have been named after.|
|Lunch at Rhea Springs - a must when we go to Shiloh.|
Also the place of the to-be wedding in Love is a Battlefield.
|The perfect area for a game of Tag.|
|Frailey's Field - where the battle began.|
|Overlooking the Tennessee River|
We always enjoy our trips to Shiloh and what we learn each time we go!
Thank you to all who fought for and served our country!!!