Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Family Road Trip, Destination: Gettysburg

WARNING: This is a Very Long blog post. I can never decided how many pictures to put on so I put them all on! Well our family took a road trip on Saturday to visit the new Gettysburg's welcome Center. Since Gettysburg is only an hour and half away, it makes for a good day trip. We were under the impression that the museum and video were free. But we quickly found that not to be true when we arrived, and the sign said $10.00 per person. Well that ended our plan A. So we improvised, turning our lemons into lemonade. Billy,Ty, and Abby have never been around the battle field before so off we went on a self guided tour. Dad and Mom did a great job narrating and giving facts, and Noah and I would hop out at each stop to climb the never ending stairs! Our first stop was the tall observation tower. It must have been 3 stories tall. I thought Abby was going to be scared about half way up, but that was not the case! She was pulling ME up the stairs.At one point I didn't no if I could make it all the way. But it was well worth it, the views of the battle field were stunning. The next stop was little round top. It was neat to climb into the little Castle. Abby and Ty thought that was pretty neat. Our final stop was the Pennsylvania Memorial, which is more a building of a sort. While we were there we found a staircase that took you up to the top part of the building. Again the views were great.By the time we were done, my legs really hurt from going up and down all the stairs, but was worth it all. In all we had a great time rediscovering Gettysburg. I hope you enjoy the photos.
P.S. Thank You Noah for letting me use your ipod to take these pictures,I had so much fun!


On top of the Pennsylvania Memorial


Here is the picture I took of Abby with Noah taking one in the back round




Abby really liked the Statues and cannons






Inside the little Castle on Little Round Top





Here is the Observation Tower
I still can't believe I made it to the top!

These next pictures are from inside the the Welcome Center.
They had about 3 displays you could look at for free, these here are the buttons that were worn on the uniforms for the different states.








I just had to get a picture with this famous President



Behind the Scenes of an upcoming Bag Blog




Hope you enjoy the photos.





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