Tuesday, June 16, 2015

More Sight Seeing and the Reason We Planned This Trip

Time to do a little catching up on our travels.

While in Richmond, Virginia, we spent some time at St. John's Episcopal church, where Patrick Henry said the following:

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” 

The church is undergoing some renovations and additions.

St. John's Episcopal Church

There are several graves on the church grounds, but unfortunately, the headstones are so old that the engravings on them are unreadable. The plaque below lists some of the war patriots who are buried there.

Then on to a tour of one of Patrick Henry's homes in Scotchtown, Virginia.

 We love the old furniture. The cradle is authentic and was used with at least one of his children.

We love seeing the presidential libraries/museums, so when we got to Arkansas, we stopped by President Clinton's museum.

Replica of President Clinton's Cabinet Room

Replica of his Oval Office

President Clinton's Presidential Limousine
But the most important place we visited was in North Carolina at Sandy's granddaughter's high school graduation. Savannah is such a remarkable young lady! She graduated eighth in her class and was a Gold Medal Graduate. Sandy is so proud of her and loves her very much!

Now she's off to college, where we know she will be very successful.

That brings us up to date for now.

More later...

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