"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
---Walter Elias Disney

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pooh Sticks at Moore's Creek National Battlefield

Yesterday, the family made the trip up to Moore's Creek National Battlefield in Currie, NC. It was the anniversary of the battle and the park is full of re-enactors and there are special programs and fire department food and all sorts of fun. Basically, it's a great excuse to get outside and moving around in February. The Battle of Moore's Creek was fought over a bridge as Loyalist Scots from Cross Creek (what is now Fayetteville, NC) tried to reach the coast to rescue the royal governor from uppity Patriots. The uppity Patriots made this difficult by removing most of the bridge and firing small cannon and guns into the advancing Scots. The Scots were convinced to turn back and the first Patriot victory in battle in North Carolina was secured. The royal governor, by the way, left for New York shortly after.

The creek remains, though it looks like more of a swamp to me. A bridge crosses the creek at about the same location as the old one, and we love walking across, unbothered by cannon fire and screaming Scots with broadswords. Yesterday we saw the creek moving a bit and decided to have a game of Pooh Sticks. Here we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our sticks at the finish line. Sadly, I lost. :-)

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