Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Apr 26 2008 - Spotsylvania Battlefield Hike (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Colin Babb
Participants:Colin Babb, Nicole Miklus, Stacy Murphy, Glenn Peddicord, Kristen Larson, Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari, Michelle Jones, Paul Huang, Pamela Fasolo, Carl Beard

Write Up:
There were intimations that the weather would get nasty and thunderstorm in the afternoon--which is what it did eventually, but much later in the evening. So the hike ended up being quite pleasant and it was a nice day to be outside. There were just a few other people at the battlefield that day, which meant we largely had the place all to ourselves. And with my trusty Civil War hat to keep people's attention it was unlikely that anyone was likely to wander away. Glenn managed to regale us with tales of his imaginary goat (or was it real?), and also provided some entertainment with a rousing rendition of the World War I song "Over There" (close enough perhaps to the Civil War...). We ended up the day with a trip to the Colonial Tavern (the self-styled "home of the Irish Brigade") in Fredericksburg (or was it Frederisksbug?). All in all it was a nice day and I hope everyone had a good time.

--Colin Babb



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