Today we visited historic Lexington.
It is filled with beautiful old homes,
many of them pre-civil war era.
We nick- named the periwinkle house the "Angel House".
(Do you see them?)
Downtown is filled with lovely antique and gift shops.
We enjoyed a tasty lunch at a little tea house:
The Victorian Peddler.
I loved the amazing vintage tin ceiling.
I had a grilled chicken, swiss and avocado sandwich
with side salad and raspberry iced tea.
Mr. Garden ordered the reuben.
150 years ago, a battle was fought here.
The Lafayette County Courthouse downtown still has a
cannonball lodged in the left column.
Oops, the Union Army didn't have very good aim.
Now a state historic site, the Anderson House
was once right smack in the middle of The Battle of Lexington.
The battle waged for three days and many men died.
Each one of those men was someone's son.
I know this all happened a very long time ago, but
I had a hard time holding back tears when we walked out on the field.
We stopped to take a peek inside this church.
Mr. Garden lit a candle as I oohed and ahhed my way down the aisle
to get a good look at the stained glass.
And then we headed home.
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Do you have a favorite day-trip destination?