South Carolina Take The Name Of THE KING
South Carolina, you and your sister were named after a King, now take up the name of THE KING.
The great thing about this set of missions is that all of the Capitols are just a few hours away from each other. We left Atlanta around 3 ish grabbed our late lunch and we made it to Columbia around 8 ish. This gave us plenty of time to rest, swim and just hang out, instead of hurrying off to bed to wake up early for a long day of driving. We stayed blocks from the Capitol building. Upon our arrival, our travel buddies were already there waiting for us. The Russell’s (singular, this will make sense later in Nashville) have caught up to us and are ready to decree 4 states with us!
Slow Sunday mornings are a great thing. We took our time until we had to check out at 12pm, got us some Chipotle and walked around the garden at the Capitol. The garden around the Capitol is beautiful. It has several little paths and monuments surrounding the building. One could get lost in there praying for a long time…
I found one monument that had a snake wrapped around a staff. I got a picture of my staff and the monument. Another monument was to the volunteers who fought for Texas Independence. I got a picture of that. As I’m taking that picture Matt is pointing out all of the stars scattered on the Capitol building. They looked like someone randomly placed stars on the building. Each star marked where a cannon ball struck during the Revolutionary War. So much history and we were soaking it up!
I circled the building in prayer and now I was in search of the Liberty Bell replica. It was tucked behind one of the buildings on property almost covered by Magnolia trees.
We set up, wait for the 2:30 start and I decree and commission The Return Of The Spirit Of Elijah. I’m still not feeling well. Very achy all over doing my best to gather all that is going on around and to me.
The Russell and Foster picture was taken around the bell with a few onlookers but no big hoopla.
We load up and head for Raleigh, North Carolina, which was a few hours away. Ah yes, no rushing around! As we’re caravaning, we decide to exit and get some fuel. Kristi points out that a Revolutionary War site, sign pointing in the direction we were heading to get fuel. We congregate around the pump and decide to see how far the site is. It was a few miles down the road. With our laxed schedule we thought “meh, let’s check it out”.
I’m so glad we did. We went to the Camden War site. They had just built a really nice Revolutionary War museum within the last year. They are preparing for the 250th year anniversary of the Revolutionary war which is in 2 years…
I’m taking in all the interesting fact at each kiosk and this quote caught my attention. Holy Spirit had me take a picture of it when we were at the Crossing of the Delaware by George Washington.
“These are the times that try men’s souls.” ~ Thomas Paine, 1776
I then read the quote right above it. It just rang it me like a bell…
“The eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny meditated against them” ~ George Washington
We get a tour of the facilities and walk the property. The weather was so nice which added to the perfect history lesson. After our hour and half history detour we head to Raleigh. Our hotel was about 10 minutes from the Capitol building. Gonna be another easy morning of swimming.