Over at Yellow House, we were asked,
"What makes your town unique?"
Well... truth is...
The actual town that I live in is pretty much boring.
There is nothing particularly unique or interesting about it and I tried to come up with something.
I really did.
But it's mostly suburbia on steroids, full of cookie cutter houses and strip malls full of chain restaurants and box stores.
However, just a 15-20 minute drive will get me to this location.
The location of the Battle of Bull Run.
The first time we visited there, we took some time to check out the visitors center.
They have a large map display with lights that light up to show you the advancement of the troops.
The confederates were the red lights, the union troops were blue.
(Here's where I mention that both my husband and I are from Northern states.
Here's also the part where I offend any of my Southern readers.)
I didn't know that my Northern roots had extended through my children until Grant asked me which lights represented which army.
"The blue is the north and the red is the south."
"Oh," he says loudly, "So the blue is the good guys!"
I clamped my hand over his mouth so fast and whispered,
"Be quiet! You're going to get us killed!"
Did I mention that my town is home to the NRA's National Firearms Museum?