Both Gabe and I got to make it to Appomattox, my hometown, to see friends and family before heading up to B & D’s wedding. Appomattox is located in Central Virginia. It is most famous for the fact that the American Civil War ended there in 1865, with Lee’s Surrender.
The town is quite small but Gabe is accustomed to small rural towns; actually, where he grew up in Mendon, Ohio is of similar size. When we first started dating, there was actually an argument / competition who was from the smaller town. I would argue that my town didn’t have 911 yet (required all roads to have street names vs. road numbers, which hadn’t happened yet) and he would argue that he had zero stoplights in his town. Appomattox now has about 4-5 stoplights in the County, and the town has since gotten 911. Mendon still has zero stoplights. So, I guess he wins.
Anyhow, we had a really nice time visiting the family in Appomattox and enjoying Virginia-type stuff. It was too short, though, and we look forward to more time our next visit.
Below are a few photos of our stay: