Monday, August 15, 2011

Gettysburg Visit 08/13

A day together is a rare treat these days, and Saturday was just one of those rare gems! Justin got home from the hospital at lunch, and we decided to make a quick trip to Gettysburg, PA. It is only an hour from us, so we knew it wouldn't take too long. We drove up a quaint highway and the scenery was beautiful! It is strange how just 30 minutes out of Baltimore can be so quiet and rural. The geography also changes a bit and becomes much more hilly.

When we got to Gettysburg, we decided to see the movie, cyclorama, and museum before going on the auto tour of the battlefields.

Posing infront of the memorial to the Marylanders that fought at Gettysburg.

View of the field where the last day of fighting occurred...sight of Pickett's Charge. The white house on the left is where Union General Meade set up his headquarters.

Addie and Daddy having a little fun while walking to the cemetery.

Oh no! Here comes the advancing hoard! :) No it's just Addie's Charge!

Standing and explaining about how these men and women had fought and died for our country. Addie remarked, "you mean, just like Jesus?" never know what little ones really understand until little comments like that.

Soldier's National Monument - also the exact spot where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in November 1863.

Somber isn't it? The hundreds of both known and unknown men that fought and died at Gettsyburg.

Justin standing by the North Carolina memorial...the land of his birth.

The Georgia memorial - my home sweet home.

View from Little Round Top into the valley near Gettysburg.

Devil's Den

The Wheatfield - this area saw some of the most fighting and loss of life.

A farm caught in the midst of fighting - look closely and you can still see the cannonball holes.

The Pennsylvania monument - the most impressive by far!



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