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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Exploring Clarkesville

We spent the rest of the week near Andy's base. He had to do some re-integration every day, so we did some exploring on our own.
Andy told us to check out Clarkesville, TN which is about 30 minutes from his base. It's an old, historic city and we enjoyed our time there.


This is the Montgomery County Courthouse. It was built in 1878. Do you see the big ribbon on the wall? We saw lots of ribbons, signs and banners in the area, all thanking the troops.




This building is now a museum, but was originally a trading house for tobacco. I don't know when it was built, but we thought it was an amazing building!




Isn't this a cool fountain?




We checked out the Cumberland River.




While we were there this boat came through pushing this huge barge. It was amazing to see it navigating down the river.



We are history lovers, especially of the Civil War era, so we were happy to visit Fort Defiance in Clarkesville. It was a fort that was used by both the Union and Confederate forces.







When you see the view from the Fort, it's obvious why this location was chosen!

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We spent evenings in our hotel room. It was just so nice to be together again!
Andy is still a goof off!






Tuesday was Heather's birthday, so after going out for supper, we had a little birthday celebration!

Tomorrow I'll share some pictures of Fort Campbell.

17 comments:

Connie said...

There is no better time than family time, right?

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful architecture and I enjoy Civil War history also. Looks like a wonderful time together.

ancient one said...

Just having Andy home is everything, I know. Glad you enjoyed exploring the town.

Mike Golch said...

Cool place to visit now I know what tune I will use for Mike's Place Thursday Tune.

Pat said...

Looks like you got a twofer on this trip...two things for the price of one! You had, and most important, time with Andy. second you had a great time seeing the sights!
Love the pictures, it's so much fun to see the world through your camera lens!

Nancy said...

What great family time and exploring on your own...

It's fun to see all the pictures of Clarksville...I have never been there....It looks like a neat place to visit...

Brooke said...

looks like you had a great time in TN! :) our weather has been crazy for winter.

Musicaljean said...

I love the amazing architecture! So much to see and learn about in this great country! Mostly I love the fun family pics. Just warms my heart.

Susan said...

This is the area where some of Mickey's relatives live. We have never seen some of this!!! We are always so busy visiting family when back to TN but you have inspired me to have a look around Clarksville the next time we are there!

Penny said...

Awww...what a sweet time together! =)

Betty said...

I love the pic of you two reading together. How cute.

Karen said...

I enjoy Civil War history, too. What a great area to see. The buildings are amazing there. So glad you get to have family time:)

LL Cool Joe said...

The city looks really unusual. Lovely photos. Looks like you all had fun together.

Mike Golch said...

my Mike's Place posting is up!
http://mikesplace2.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-tune.html

Kim said...

How wonderful to have that time together!

I can't get over how much Heather looks like you... that last photo I thought was you at first :)

Jenny the Pirate said...

Gorgeous Tennessee! So glad you got to spend some time there. All I could think of the whole time I was reading the post was the lyrics to "Last Train to Clarksville." Thanks for that, Mari! Also I love the picture of you and Bob relaxing together. So sweet.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Oh and happy belated birthday to Heather!