Leaving D.C, we crossed the Potomac on our way into West Virginia, our next state and stop.
Harpers Ferry is a small town (pop. 286) with a big American history. This town is at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and was the northern-most point of Confederate controlled territory. The most important historic event was John Brown’s raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory in 1859.
We were only here for two nights and one day – we agreed that we were able to see what was to be seen. Marj and I actually did a little antiquing while Howie and Larry set off to see a battlefield or two. We all hit the fruit stand for some ripe tomatoes, peaches and nectarines.
We decided the name of this shop was appropriate for the two of us!
The guys said there really wasn’t too much to see and that to get to the battlefields, there was quite a bit of hiking. They saw a couple of significant sites but didn’t hike to all of the battlefields because the weather was in the 90’s.
I probably should put this in the campground review section, but I was so completely excited that I decided to put it right here…….!
Here I am…..waiting. For what, you may wonder! Well, I was lucky enough to have my name drawn to……SHOOT THE CANNON!!!
I know…..you can’t hear the kaboom by looking at pictures! So, here you go….!
4 thoughts on “Harpers Ferry, West Virginia”
Way to go Peg!! How exciting to shoot the cannon! Good for you!! You go girl!!
Nice work on the cannon!
Horseshoe strikes again! Lol. How fun though! Not many people can say they have done that!
I KNEW you would say that! It was my first thought! Actually I was in the store peddling by bowl cozies and the store manager asked if I had signed up for the cannon drawing. I went to the desk to sign up and they told me it was “closed” – but….they let me sign up. 15 minutes later, they pulled my name!!! Horseshoe?? Absolutely!! P.S. – let me know if you got this reply!