From Wilmington we headed west to Greensboro and more wonderful family.
Had a beautiful hike around Lake Brandt – the O’Kelley’s back yard. Wendy, Brian and the kids (Hannah and Patrick) were wonderful hosts and shared lots of their precious time with us. We were honored the share the time and amazed at the pace of life with two teenagers. Much different than our lives even when we were working and “oh so busy.” Parents amaze me to no end, and Wendy and Brian especially since they have such amazing kids, and I’m not the least bit biased.
Again I neglected to use my camera to capture the wonderful memories with this part of our family. Guess the good times will just have to live in our memories.
Millie gave us the grand tour of the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The battle that occurred here was the largest and most hotly contested battle of the Revolutionary War. The British, commanded by Lord Cornwallis, were greatly outnumbered 4,500 to 1,900 by the American Militia commanded by Major Greene. The Americans were tactically overpowered and after a bloody 2.5 hour battle retreated in defeat. Although victorious, the British lost over 25% of their troops in this battle and about seven months later surrendered in Yorktown ending the revolutionary war.
Statue of Major General Nathanael Greene
Wonderful visit in Greensboro, but even better family visit!!! Peace and Love