It has been quite a few years since I've visited Gettysburg and I've been wanting to go back, so I dragged John to yet another Civil War battlefield.
Roadside America describes this as "Perry Como and Abe Lincoln," a little bit of lightheartedness in downtown Gettysburg before we start on the scenes of people trying to kill each other:
The (relatively) new Cyclorama exhibit is quite something to see, complete with lighting and voiceover effects:
It's a giant circular painting showing Pickett's charge:
Love the 3-D extensions into the circular room we were standing in:
What do you think, Mr. Lincoln, is the beard anything close to yours?
Touring battlefields and admiring large monuments:
Eternal Peace Memorial, we can always dream:
View of town from the top of a tower:
Admiring a tree-like memorial:
An even larger viewing tower (getting our stair workouts in):
View toward the Round Tops:
A different angle on a cannon:
The field below Little Round Top:
Gouverneur K. Warren, hero of Little Round Top for noticing it was undefended and getting troops in place in time:
Finishing the day on a different note - a self-guided tour of a potato chip factory :)
We are almost (at least in "blog time") to our eastern destination, fitting a lot into these 3 crazy weeks of travel!