Saturday as the hubby and I sat at home….alone…..again….we decided we needed a last minute getaway.  Where exactly?  We weren’t really sure, but to the internet we went searching.  How did we ever make it before cell phones and the world wide web?!  Anyway, we knew we wanted to be outdoors and we wanted to run or hike somewhere with a scenic view (and on a very limited budget).

We found Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort.  We printed the park map and it seemed to be just what we were looking for.  Spanish Fort is about an hour away from us so we knew we would need a hotel room for the night.  So the next thing I did was go back to the internet and book a hotel room via Kayak.com.  Booking the hotel on this site saved us about $30 on the hotel room.  Yay!

Dinner Saturday night was nachos and beans at Moe’s.  I have a serious affection for beans.

I tried mineral water for the first time and decided that I like my water to taste like … water … and not fizzy water.

We made it to the park around 6:30 Sunday morning.

Blakeley State Park
The last major battle of the Civil War was fought here, ending on the same day but after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee miles away in Virginia.  Civil War breastworks, amount the best preserved in the country, now wind their way through Blakeley woods.  Remains of earthen forts, old rifle pits, redoubt and battery sites dot the 3800 acres listed on the National Register of Historic Places–the largest such site east of the Mississippi River.

The hubby mapped out our trail and we set out.

Here are some of the things we saw along the way.

It was his job to go ahead of me and tear down (eh hem, walk through) the spider webs before I got to them.  🙂

Water break.

After a little over 4 miles and an hour later, we were ready for a cold shower and breakfast.

Continental breakfast back at the hotel.

Dinner at Moe’s-$20 + Hotel-$65 +  Entrance fee into the park-$6 = worth every penny.  🙂

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