I found virtual geocache GC184C, “Well of Decay,” earlier this afternoon. I had to make an unexpected trip down through Manassas Battlefield Park, a place I’d driven through hundreds and hundreds of times over the last three and a half years. “Well of Decay” asks you to stop and consider just a bit of the history and sacrifices made made on and around ground zero.
2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. As a relatively new geocacher I’ve now found a pastime that compelled me to do something I should have done long ago — appreciate this battlefield for what it is, sacred and hallowed ground.