After 3 hours of preparing and packing we left for a day of bike riding and fun at Shiloh National Park. We took Jimmy's truck and my van packed full with a picnic basket, cooler,blanket, 6 bicycles, 1 bicycle cart (to pull behind Jimmy's bike for Leah and Sam to ride in), 7 bicycle helmets, Sam's ride-on toy four wheeler, the potty, and the camera. We arrived around noon, and our first activity was a picnic.
After the picnic we went on a 10 mile bike ride around the park. Jimmy pulled Leah and Sam in a "wagon" as they called it.
We stopped a few times to enjoy the sites.
Next we visited the gift shop and toured the U.S. National Cemetery where thousands of soldiers are buried. Since we were all hungry again, we loaded up everything and went a few miles away to the Catfish Hotel restaurant for an early supper. Yummy!
On our way home we rode over the Pickwick Dam, and then we let the children play briefly on a playground at the park at Pickwick.
It had been a long day so we drove the tired, but happy children home. We arrived about 8:00p.m.