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Monday, July 20, 2015

Going to See Grandma

Today we decided to go up and spend some time with Grandma, and do some more fun day trips from her house!  Just a short visit
Sunrise over the Santee

This is one of the first rest stops in North Carolina.

The Tredegar Iron Works

History Bit:from wikipedia
  The Tredegar Iron Works was a historic iron works in Richmond, the capital of the U.S. state of Virginia Opened in 1837, by 1860 it was the third-largest iron manufacturer in the United States. During the American Civil War, the works served as the primary iron and artillery production facility of the Confederate States of America. The iron works avoided destruction during the Evacuation Fire of 1865, and continued production through the middle of the 20th century.
Today a National Historic Landmark District, the 22-acre site and remaining structures serve as the main visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park of the National Park Service, as well as the location of a private museum, the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.

The water wheel. Lon thought that was one of the coolest things he had ever seen

It was really pumping water

A smashed penny machine !!  

Dioramas!! There were three of them!! 

Checking over his book. They did not give him an oath. They just handed him his patch, he had to run upstairs to get his badge from the second floor. 

Playing the ring toss game.

Checking out the trunks. 

A cuddle with Grandma to end the day. 

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