Yesterday marked two months of being on the road. I was having too much fun to write though! I spent the last few days at a friend’s house just outside of Washington, D.C., and it was amazing!
Yesterday morning I went trail riding with a horse show friend from my childhood in Silver Spring, Maryland. In the evening I had cocktails in historic downtown Alexandria, Virginia.
Today I visited the Antietam National Battlefield on the 156th anniversary of the battle. Antietam has the distinction of having the single highest day of casualties for the United States in any battle; close to 23,000 men were killed, wounded or missing in one day of fighting, and approximately 4,000 men died.
Unfortunately, it was raining, and then pouring today, so it wasn’t a great day to see the battlefield. So, I am zero for two on Antietam, since the last time I was there, there was a little bit of snow and the visitor’s center and the battlefield gates were closed. I did drive the auto-route and walked a little bit, but it was brutally wet.
I am on my way to Michigan for a family wedding. Afterwards, I will begin the trek back west. I do need to cut out the Southeast, due to time constraints, and the hurricane aftermath, and the fact that I have traveled a lot more slowly than I thought I would. We will see where the return trip takes me. It has been a great trip so far!