Last week, after church, we drove out to Red Hill. M has been reading Give Me Liberty by David Vaughn to the family for several weeks now, so the girls already know quite a bit about Patrick Henry. He is also a distant relative of M’s which makes us all appreciate him even more. Red Hill was one of Patrick Henry’s residences, and this is also where he finally died in 1799.
They were closing up when we got there, so we just walked out through the woods and saw a few old log structures and an old slave cemetary. The property is so beautiful… I can understand why he wanted to retire there. We had been there once before when we first moved to this area about 3 years ago (that’s when this picture was taken), but I want to go back again sometime soon so we can see Patrick Henry’s house and the rest of the property again.
(You can see more pictures from Red Hill on my Flickr pages)