Recently, Laura and I had a child-free weekend while Jaylin was at the church youth group retreat.
For Spring Break, we took a day trip to Fort Pillow, the site of an old Civil War fort north of Memphis, Tennessee, on the Mississippi River.
On our trip to Kentucky Lake this last summer, our friends the Streets introduced us to another Civil War site, Fort Donelson.
A monument to the troops from Minnesota that fought in the Civil War Battle of Shiloh stands along the Sunken Road in Shiloh National Military Park.
Laura and Jaylin make their way down the steps from the observation deck on the top of Sauls’ Mound at Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area in Tennessee.
A monument to the troops from Iowa that fought in the Civil War battle of Shiloh at Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee.
The old Danville Grain Elevator building stands in the middle of the water of Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.
Sauls’ Mound, the largest Indian mound at Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park in Tennessee.
The entrance to the museum at Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park in Tennessee.
A view of the Tennessee River from Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee.