Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jackson, Tennessee

Today we did a few things in Jackson, Tennessee.

We spent the morning touring Union University as a potential college for one of our boys. The school is a private Christian liberal arts college with about 2000 students. The campus was leveled by a tornado in 2008, so most of the buildings are new even though the school was founded in the 1800's. We had a great tour guide, and we think this school will get an application from our son.

After the campus tour, we went to see the home of the legendary Casey Jones. He was a railroad engineer notorious for always being on time; but on April 30, 1900, his attempt to bring a late-arriving "382"  train into a station on time ended tragically. But through his heroic actions, he was able to save every passenger's life while sacrificing his own. It's the stuff legends are made of.

Afterwards, we came back to the campground and relaxed in the pool for a while before watching "America's Got Talent"and going to bed.