Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Gettysburg


We got home late last Monday night from our most recent trip to Gettysburg. We've been there many times before, but always find something new to see or do each time.

Rather than do the pro ghost tours this year, we decided to just go sit out on the rocks at Devil's Den until the park closed at 10 p.m. on Sunday night. It was a much better choice, except for the people who were up on the top road part blasting their music. Why do people do that?

This time, we tried out the double decker tour bus ride. It's a two-hour tour of the battlefields. You put on headphones and hear the story of the battle. There's music and battlesounds, too. Really interesting. Even the kids liked it. Listening to the cannons fire, then the narrator taking about all those killed really brought the horrors home. There are several places on the tour where the overwhelming sense of sadness just made me tear up. It's hard to explain if you've never been there and experienced it. The land remembers the pain, blood and death.

We also visited Boyd's Bears factory. WOW! We were given a card to get a free bear, but that "Free" bear sure turned out expensive when they each wanted clothes for that bear, plus the photo where your kid's face is put in a teddy bear. It was too cute, so of course we had to buy them.

We'll be going back again, hopefully sooner rather than later.

4 Comments:

Blogger SkyeBlue2U said...

That sounds like it was a wonderful trip. :)

12:36 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

We did. It's good to just get away.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Denise in PA said...

OK, I'm really jelous now! I love all the places you've mentioned in your recent posts! State College is one of my favorite haunts...I'm going to have to find out where that hunted church is!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

If you're going to be in that area, just let me know and I'll give you the directions. It's really eerie late at night.

7:29 PM  

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