Monday, October 24, 2011

A step back in time

  For the long Columbus day weekend, Travis and I decided to take a little day trip to Gettysburg, PA. We  both have a love for history, especially US Military History. (Seriously, I would have been a History major if I didn't have to write any papers.) We first went to the Museum & Visitor Center for a film and the cyclorama. This gave us a ton of great background information. It is surprising how much information I forgot since 7th grade, or did not even know! Then it was off on a two hour bus tour. We visited the battlefields and monuments of both the North and the South throughout the Gettysburg area. It was both interesting and insightful. Then it was off for a quick look around the museum. And finally after a long day we were able to grab a beer and dinner at the Appalachian Brewing Company. It was the perfect Columbus Day!

Travis learning about the different Confederate flags

 Gettysburg Day 1 Battle: July 1st, 1863

 Eternal Light Peace Memorial

 At the top of Little Round Top 

 Site of Day 2 Battle

 44th New York Infantry Regiment Monument

 Day 3 Battle: Pickett's Charge

The mile wide field

 The North position

My cheesy husband

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