More Adventures with Daisy 2007-08 travel blog

Eternal Light Peace Memorial

McPherson Ridge

North Carolina Regiment Monument

Virginia Monument - Gen. Robert E Lee Mounted on Traveller

Texas Monument

Memorial to Soldiers and Sailers of Confederacy

Little Round Top

New York Memorial

Pennsylvania Memorial

Gettysburg National Cemetery - Lincoln Address Memorial

Gettysburg National Cemetery - Soldiers Monument (Site of Lincoln Address)

Gettysburg National Cemetery - New York Monument

Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church Used as Hospital

Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church


Barb and I were out earlier than usual because we were going to Gettysburg. It was a gorgeous day. Our first stop was at the downtown visitor center and then to a bakery for pastry and coffee.

Then we headed for the Gettysburg National Military Park (www.nps.gov/gett). We picked up brochures at the park's Visitor Center and then took a self-guiding 18-mile tour. There are hundreds of monuments and plaques in the park, almost all of them providing detailed information about the battles which took place over three days from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Next, we visited Gettysburg National Cemetery where more than six thousand veterans and their dependents are buried. We spent at least five and a half hours visiting these important places.

On the way home, we stopped at the Harley-Davidson store so Barb could get some tee shirts for her son, who is a Harley fan. The sales clerk gave her a big fresh pretzel when he learned that she hadn't had lunch. She shared it with me. It was really good.

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