One of the nice surprises of travel is when you stumble upon something unexpected...like a cemetery in the middle of a complex of hotels...near an airport.
As we drove up the winding hill to our hotel that first night we arrived in Springfield, my husband noticed cemetery stones beside an office complex. We passed this small cemetery a few times and finally drove up the lane to have a look.
I loved this arch...
And with my interest in the Civil War, I found this stone with it's accompanying Veteran Star from 1861-1865 most interesting of all.
It truly was a weekend of "finds".