June 23, 2008

Crossing the Moat

Entering Fortress Monroe

man on bridgeFrank had never seen historic Fort Monroe and I remembered it from a field trip that I took over 15 years ago. We had talked about going there but would have skipped it as we headed for the Eastern Shore, except that traffic was slowed by an accident as we neared the Hampton Roads Tunnel.

"Why don't we get off the highway and see Fort Monroe?" I proposed. He agreed and we followed signs to the fort.

It took a while to get through the military gate because several cars were in front of us, but we were entertained by some dolphins playing in the river next to the road. Before long we spotted signs to the Casemate Museum, located in the old stone fort. It's a great place to visit except that it's a bit musty from being on (and in) the water.

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