This Beautiful Life

These are the faces of three little girls after 10 hours in the car (it should have been a 8.5 hour road trip) awaiting the arrival of their uncle.

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These are the faces after seeing their Uncle.

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BIG DIFFERENCE!!!

And here are their happy faces as we toured Richmond and Petersberg, VA over Memorial Day weekend with their Uncle who was on a weekend pass from Ft. Lee.

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We toured a Civil War Battlefield.

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Photographic evidence that we clearly disobeyed park rules.

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They also learned what it was like to live in that era.

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Clearly from Ellery’s standpoint they had crayons.

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And Hope decided that she would have been a Union soldier.

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Ellery was a little angry at the end of day 1. She had expected shrimp and grits for dinner and was clearly disappointed when we opted for a quick meal of hamburgers at 5 Guys.

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Day 2 had us eating more in downtown Richmond and soaking up  history at Shirley Plantation.

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And finally one oddity from the trip. Every time we drove by this shop situated in front of our hotel it was closed or else believe me we would have gone in. Cigars, novelties and scooters? Would have liked to be in the room when they decided on that business plan. “Hey Tom why don’t we open a shop that sells cigars and scooters in the same place. People will LOVE IT”.

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