Friday, May 20, 2016

A Few Pre-Perryville Trip Thoughts

I'm headed to Perryville again Saturday morning after not visiting it last year. I do not know if I will take part in the entire hiking tour as it is hilly, rough terrain and I am not sure how much I can handle, but I am anxious to see parts of the field again, to think of the men who fought there, to ponder the issues of the war and the consequences of such issues. It won't be exactly a meditation, but it will be close, at least for me, or so I hope. It is a peaceful park, a wonderful contrast to the chaos of the actual battle, some of the toughest fighting in the war. I hope I can fully take advantage of the trip, truly enjoy it and appreciate how lucky I am to be so near to such a wonderful place.

I will take some pictures, probably of cannon, split-rail fences and rolling hills, as usual, trying unsuccessfully to capture the park's beauty to share it with others. The photos will be good, but can never capture fully the true essence of the park, much like my writing. That won't however, stop me from trying, both now and after the trip. 

I just hope the rain stays away or at least minimizes itself and that I enjoy safe travels throughout the day. 




1 comment:

  1. Good to see you and thanks for attending! And the rain did hold off pretty much all day.

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