On Sunday I had hoped to go for a bike ride but it was still chilly and a wind kept whipping around so I decided instead to check out a possible put in place for the kayak in Front Royal. On the way I stopped at The Apple House, a restaurant and gift shop in Linden which I've often passed but never been inside.It is a family business established in 1963.
I found the place in Front Royal that I'd been looking for and immediately wished I'd brought Big Red.
I then drove to Prospect Hill Cemetery as I had read that it was haunted. It's on the side of a steep hill and as you walk through the gates there is an impressive memorial to Mosby's Men, 'erected by the survivors of Mosby's command in memory of seven comrades executed while prisoners of war near this spot, September 23rd, 1884.' This was engraved on an obelisk flanked by 2 cannons.
After walking all around I went back to Stuart, glad to be in the warm again, and then decided to head towards home.
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