Saturday, June 9, 2007

A motorcycle ride into the past

We went to Higginsville on the motorcycle.  I bought some chaps at Kleinschmidts, since I let Cliff have my old ones that were too big.  He sold his original ones.  We also bought a pair of Wrangler jeans for each of us.

Then we visited the Confederate Memorial State Historic Site.  It's a lovely place, and we learned some interesting facts.   This was a retirement home for confederate soldiers and their wives.   There were houses for couples to live in who were able to care for themselves, and a big brick building for the rest of the old soldiers.  When the last one died in 1950, he was over 100 years old.

I have more pictures of the cemetery I'll talk about later.


cgtperkins said...

Beautiful pictures!! Hopefully I will have some to share when we ride next week.
Thanks for sharing.

mutualaide said...

Nice pictures and interesting spot.   This is one of the 'things' about journals I enjoy -- being able to see bits and pieces of the USA, the places I would probably not see in my lifetime.  

geocachelinda66 said...

Very nice...  Linda

lanurseprn said...

I love visiting places like this.

randlprysock said...

Motorcycle ride sounds like so much fun!!!  Hugs,

luvmort said...

So, where were the soldier's slaves buried?