We took some of the school kids on a field trip to Natural Bridge last Wednesday. We left at 8:30 in the morning and didn't get back until 9:00 that night, but we all had a lot of fun! We were blessed with such beautiful weather.
Natural Bridge is 215 feet high, and there is a 90 foot span between the walls. U.S. Route 11 runs over it. To give you a little perspective of just how huge it is, the Statue of Liberty (minus its pedestal) is 151 feet high, so it could easily fit under the bridge!
In 1774, Thomas Jefferson purchased 157 acres of land, including the bridge, from King George III for 20 shillings. His heirs sold it in 1833, but it has remained privately owned.
This is what it looks like under the bridge. I thought it was so pretty with the creek running through it.
The initials G.W. are carved in the side next to the creek. Many historians believe they were made by George Washington when he was surveying the area for Lord Fairfax in 1750.
My sweet Katie. She had a lot of fun. :)
This is a replica of a Monocan Indian Village.
We had a great guide for this part of the trip. He was very knowledgeable and funny. He told us that the Indians had to be good hunters in order to survive and joked that they invented the word 'vegetarian', which meant 'poor hunter'. I'll have to remember to tell that to my dad and brother. They both like to hunt. :)
The cooking area of the village. This picture makes me appreciate my own kitchen more!
This is the inside of the wigwam, made out of cattails.
This picture was taken not far from Charlottesville, on the way to Natural Bridge. It's such a scenic drive.
These last two pictures were taken from interstate on the way back home.
I hope you've had a good weekend. My husband had a pastor and leadership training meeting yesterday, so Katie and I went shopping and had a great time! We got a lot of Christmas shopping done, then we came home and wrapped it all up! I'm so glad to have that out of the way.
I hope you all will have a great week. Thanks for stopping by! :)