Friday, October 15, 2010

An Outing With Kalina

What is it with kids and history?  Here we were walking along the Greenway Trail which follows the Stones River and passes through the middle of a Civil War Battlefield and Miss Kalina could have cared less.  We even walked past the site where General Braxton Bragg established his headquarters and Kalina was not impressed.  However, upon seeing the plastic playground equipment that was erected not three hundred feet from Gen. Bragg’s headquarters, her eyes lit up like it was Christmas morning.  What’s with two year olds these days?

All Belted Up And Ready To Go  We're Off And Running (Or, In This Case,  Riding)

The Greenway Trail is a nicely paved four and a half mile biking, hiking, running, and/or walking trail.  It begins on the field where General Breckinridge, under the command of General Bragg, engaged in a battle with Union forces and makes it’s way to Cannonsburg Village in downtown Murfreesboro.  The trail links several major historical sites within the Stones River National Battlefield as well as providing recreation.

The Greenway Trail  The Stones River

We had to cross a railroad track in order to get to the playground.  Notice what the sign says.  Well alrighty then, I guess we’ll just have to wait!!

"Do Not Cross If Train Is Present" - Well, Duh!!

As you can tell by the pictures, the slide won out over the Fortress Rosencrans and Redoubt Brannan (battlefield sites) – maybe next time Grandpa!!  Use your cursor over the pictures to see the captions.

Monkey In A Cage  Climbing, Playing, SlidingLet's Slide  Get Ready!!Get Set!!  Go-o-o-o!!And Go Again,  And Again!!!!

While we were there, Kalina made a friend – John, John.  Also, notice the static electricity thing going on here!!

John And Kalina  A Hair Raising Experience

We did get to visit one historic site which just happened to be next to the playground.  This is the site where General Braxton Bragg established his headquarters on December 31st, 1862.  The battle took place on January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of 1863.

Site Of General Bragg's Headquarters  Making Our Way Back To The Truck

Here’s a couple of “parting shots”.  This bench was right next to where we parked the truck (notice the railroad tracks behind us).  It wasn’t five minutes into the ride home before someone crashed right where she was sitting.

Sitting With Grandpa On A Nice Fall Day  To Pooped To Pucker!!

As we always say, “It’s all about grand children!”  What a beautiful day it was even though Kalina didn’t prove to be a history buff!!!  “Memories are made of this!”  Until next time . . . . .

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