Last week our cousins from PA visited us and one of our outings was to Blennerhassett Island. To get to the island we took a small boat. It was fun to explore the two decks and climb the spiral staircase! The Island was very beautiful. During a covered wagon ride around the island a deer ran across the path right in front of us and there were lots of squirrels. Our tour guide told us all about the island. One thing she pointed out was the orchard of Black walnut trees. If cut, the value of the lumber would be a million dollars! They let the animals have the nuts. After the wagon ride we went on a tour of the Blennerhassett’s mansion that was built in 1798. They lived in it for eight years and then fled the Island because of their involvement with Aaron Burr. In 1811 the mansion was burned to the ground but archeologists found the foundation and some scraps that helped them rebuild it how it was. We are very thankful for what we have today after seeing how hard it was to live back then.
Expressing sincere appreciation for the ways God and others have benefited my life.