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The long day of driving included several encounters with slowed traffic and construction. We finally arrived in Gettysburg. We decided to drive through town to see what eating establishments were still open - trying to avoid the quick burger & fries menu. We ended up in the park and decided to go see the Eternal Flame. We'll be visiting the site again tomorrow, but wanted to get some pictures of the flame in the twilight / dusk. ...
... attire for the weather, we have looked over our ticket purchases (Madame Tussuad's, London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium, and Tower of London). Also, we have discussed our future long-weekend trip to Southend-on-Sea and are becoming more excited by the minute!
I cannot wait to step off the plane in London ready to enjoy the sights of Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and many more. Armed with train schedules, tube maps, and walking ...
... cloudy for the first time on our trip. It was 40-something degrees when we arrived at the National Park around 10:15 am. We had decided that the best way to see and learn about Gettysburg was to buy a car guide so that is what we did.
Bobby was his name. His real job was as an 8th grade history teacher and he "moonlighted" on weekends and during the summer as a car-guide at Gettysburg. He said he had the two best jobs in the world!
... was Gettysburg. En route, Mary put in a DVD of the movie "Witness" which involves Harrison Ford's character becoming involved with an Amish family. Many of us on the bus became engrossed in the intriguing plot and the miles went by faster!
Near Gettysburg, our lunch choices were Pickett's Buffet or KFC. John and I chose the fast food and saved a bunch of money.
When we arrived at ...
... up the whole question of whether slavery was the cause of the Civil War. Revisionist historians reject this idea. But, for those who doubt it, I point to President Lincoln's second inaugural address. After commenting on the existence of slavery, primarily in the Southern states, he went on to say: "These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war." Perhaps slavery per se wasn't ...
Other places to stay in Gettysburg
865 York Road, Gettysburg | 2 star motelfrom $94
869 York Rd, Gettysburg | 1 star motelfrom $80
232 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg | Motelfrom $65
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205 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg | Motelfrom $60
2585 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg | 2 star motelfrom $60