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Travel Blogs from Gettysburg
... exhibit on another trip - and today was the day. It did remind me of our trip with Maui as one of the last places we took her. :-( as she came with Zach and me to visit my parents. Of course, that was also our last trip to their house outside Pinehurst. Given Maui no longer with us and parents sold their house, really glad we took the time for that vacation/road trip. Anyhow, the inside exhibits are free. While the place is relatively small, it is packed ...
... that someone from this region would be such a world traveler. "I'm Canadian--moved to this area." That explains it... We get to talking about the difference between Canada and the US, she confirms my theory of how America being based on rebellion shaped our culture differently. "But Canada is becoming more like America" she says somberly. "It's going from a socialist democracy to being a country run by corporations..." And with that, my day hike comes to an ...
... the war this building was used as a hospital for the wounded from both sides.
The National Cemetery is where Lincoln spoke The Gettysburg Address.
We also saw the "cyclorama" at the National Park Visitor's center. The paintings that make up the circle must number about 15 and they are huge. As you look at these paintings you are in a ...
... biggest oil on canvas mural in North America. Mom would have studied it for hours. It hung like a shower curtain in a complete circle and was weighted down every 3 feet by 5 pound weights making it bow in toward the audience ever so slightly. It is 22 feet high and 279 feet long. Enormous! The ground below the painting was created to blend in and it created the coolest effect. Amelia pointed out a well that was half painted have built into the stage. The mural came ...
... here though--my suspicion is that it's because Frederick has become more and more a commuter city for people working in DC (which is extremely expensive). This is driving up the cost of housing here in Frederick as well--so even an old working class house downtown is going to fetch a handsome sum.
I see a notice on a door from the city that says "It has been called to our attention that the door on this house has been changed without authorization from ...
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