This news just makes me want to go back to Perryville this year. Perhaps May would be a good month if I find a nice enough day (as I notice how close to May we already are.) It should not be too hot yet but still should be warm enough to make it pleasant. I still have not seen the most recently preserved land (the high tide of the Confederacy in the West) so I would like to see that and also get a better idea of where this land is, though I realize it will be a while before it is open to the public. I probably won't hike as much as I have in the past, but a quick trip to the museum plus some looking at a few spots would make for a fun outing.
Here are 2 of the many pictures I took there a few years ago, reminding me of the park's beauty and cleanliness. I wonder if I should read Ken Noe's book about the battle again. It has been a few years since I did so.