Our local historical society is presenting a three day workshop on the role our county played in the civil war- including walking tours of battlefields, museums visits and lectures by experts on the subject. We live in the Lower Shenandoah Valley of what was then Virginia and not only is this area beautiful but was a major border between the North and the South. And I get to attend. Just me, without kids, sitting and listening and learning. It was nice to find that my brain hadn't completely died here under the pile of children.