Monday was Martin Luther King day, so the kids didn't have school. The three youngest and I went on a hike in Manassas Battlefield National Park (also known as Bull Run).
We've been to various parts of the park before, but this time we decided to hike along the unfinished railroad, where the banks and cuts that were intended to be a level railroad gave the cover to a 2 mile line of the confederate troops. The history is sobering.
It was a beautiful day, and we had a great hike.
When we walked along the river we found shells and smoothed glass.
Drake found a tree covered in thorns.
The fallen leaves and balmy weather made it feel like November, not January.
And I'll prove I was there with this picture.