The Lodges at Gettysburg
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... and some unusual, interactive exhibits. Even Jess had a good time though she usually hates being dragged to these military oriented museums :-). Afterwards we enjoyed going to Sheetz nearby as a novelty for us as do not have these in NY. Then back on road to VA. Have to say, starting to think NY drivers much better than the ones along this route. We heard our first y'all too. Pulled in to the Residence Inn in Harrisonburg, VA for night. Aug 5 at 9:23am ...
... of nature. The thought of the earth's plates ramming into each other, forcing these layers of rock upwards over periods of millions of years does put things in perspective. Suddenly all the puttering around we humans have done tinkering with the earth's surface doesn't seem so big in comparison. I do have to climb to the top of one of these boulders and take a selfie... The trail follows the ridge for a while. With a little imagination, you might be able ...
... walking around to see the whole 360 degree view. These date back to the late 1800's and were found in a warehouse with watermarks and lots of damage. They have now been restored and are amazingly beautiful. Also a strong reminder of the massive fighting that these men were engaged in.
The photos will be the rest of the "history lesson"....
... of battle surrounding them. The rocks on big and little top were perfect places for them to shove dead bodies, which expanded in the heat so they couldn't be removed 'til weeks later where they removed the men piece by piece. Many famous pictures were taken at this location. Paul explained that at this time you needed the subject of photos to stay still for at least 10 seconds, so photographers came after the battles and often used the same DEAD body as their ...
... you need people to come and consider a stroll and a shop on Main Street as a fun thing to do.
There's a farmer's market going on--complete with a live country singer playing for tips. Frederick feels a bit out of the "Bible Belt" not as many churches crammed in here. But the ones that are here are quite impressive, with their towering spires. I parked my car 22 kms away, and now I'm kind of regretting that... if I hadn't parked so far away I could spend ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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