Hello 2019!!! Let the journeys begin, we’re starting out in Texas.
Our first trip this year was going home to see family in Nacogdoches (Nac).
Nacogdoches is a small city in East Texas in the United States.
Home of Stephen F. Austin State University.
True country living!
This trip was a little different than the others. My husband would always tell me that if anything happens, he would like to be put to rest at the family cemetery. I never really asked where as I thought he was talking about the location we have visited many times in Garrison, TX short drive from Nac. Well to my surprise that was not the location at all. On this trip we got up early and I asked him to take me to see the sites. He told me to bring my camera as he knows I love scenery & history shots. No better place than Nac for that.
During this peaceful drive he took me to Galilee. Where are we going?!?!? This was in the middle of nowhere and that is saying a lot for Nacogdoches. We came up to a gate that had multiple locks. He opened the gate and off we went. He started telling me stories about the family and how they would come out to clean up. I could see the joy in his face while he spoke. These were true happy childhood memories. #Moments
I was surprised how far in the woods we had to go to get there. The views, water runs & winding road was the perfect setting to a wonderful story.
We finally stopped at another gate…. We’re here. This was a true jump back in to time. Galilee Cemetery is located on a private property south-east of Whispering Pines Girl Scout Camp on CR 272 south of Garrison. Many of the graves are marked with cans, clay tiles of varying sizes & many broken stones. Some of the families there are Mosbey, Fulghum, Gant, Moore, Stripling & Driver. These are the names that we were able to make out. One of the oldest markers there is from 1873. We know the dates go back farther, but this is what we could make out from what was left. We spent an hour out there walking the grounds, talking and taking photos.
This was definitely a trip to remember, and I got the opportunity to learn more about my husband's family & history. Always a learning moment. Cherish every moment you can with the ones you love no matter what the subject is for the day. Everything is a moment to remember. #MoRichMoments
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