Thursday, January 17, 2008

Road to Eagle

Come on into the woods with me.

Right here, there looks like there might be an old path. Where will it lead? Where are we?The woods here look pretty nice. We are in Tennessee. This area is called Rebel Hill. Yup, it has to do with the Civil War.Eek. It is getting a little dark in these woods. We aren't going to run into any Rebs in here, are we? (While the majority of my family may align themselves with the South I am, and always will be, a YANKEE through and through!)There seems to be something down here. Does anyone know what it is?Look, Harrison is down here.Now he is joined by Molly, Lucy, William, and Ella.Do you know what this is?



Can you see it? At the bottom of the picture? We have had a drought this year, so it is a little harder to see than it normally would be. If you were a hot, hungry, tired and scared Rebel soldier, this would have looked pretty good to you. It is a spring. The Rebel Army stopped here and rested on their way to Murfreesboro, I believe. I am going to have to have William give me all the low down and history. This is his Eagle project!
He is building steps and erecting a sign to the Rebel Hill Spring. It sits in some woods behind the middle school here in our little county. When he is done he is going to put on a re-enactment for the 7th graders at the middle school. Which means he gets to do it for his brother. Should be interesting. We will have a lot more posts and pictures as the project progresses. We are very proud of William and all of the work he is putting into this. He would probably like me to mention that when he completes his project we are going to let him get his drivers license! Do you think he will finish by February 19? He has only been ready to do a project for about 3 years now! Nothing like procrastinating until the last minute!







6 comments:

Alison said...

Way to go on getting your Eagle project completed!! I am very proud of you...

On a side note....patience my dear friend, patience..I just wrote the next installment of our Journey today. I will edit it tomorrow and it will post this weekend!! I am glad you are enjoying it!!

Chrys said...

Yeah for William! Procrastinators always succeed in their adventures. It brings out the most creativity. I am a procrastinator. I do my best work hours before deadline. I was so surprised to see these type of pictures. I kept thinking bugs, spiders, a grave site is at the bottom. ::wipes brow:: huge sigh of relief! A spring for those dang rebels! JUST KIDDING!

Rennie (Cantrell) Topper said...

Oh what a neat place!!! Where exactly is this? I just love history stuff!!!

What a neat idea for an Eagle project!!!

~R~

gretchen said...

You can do it william. I def. put stuff off. But it seems I work better under pressure!

Alice Wills Gold said...

This will be totally awesome. I love the idea of combining an adventure in nature with a History lesson. This will definitely be a lot more cool than a lot of Eagle Projects that I have heard of.

And, tell your little Scout that getting an Eagle is a very good goal. in every job school and job interview that my hubby has had someone is always really impressed by his Eagle.

Alice Wills Gold said...

This will be totally awesome. I love the idea of combining an adventure in nature with a History lesson. This will definitely be a lot more cool than a lot of Eagle Projects that I have heard of.

And, tell your little Scout that getting an Eagle is a very good goal. in every job school and job interview that my hubby has had someone is always really impressed by his Eagle.