Gettysburg was a phenomenal experience. The battle conducted over a 3 day period during the Civil War…. was the largest and most deadly battle conflict during the Civil War. The entire town of Gettysburg is the battle site. We took a bus tour and then traveled over the field with a guided CD Tour…. to enrich the experience…. Amazing. The visitor center and museum complex includes a painting in the round of the battle scene…. in some of the pictures below, you can see some of the painting scenes….
After our Gettysburg weekend, we drove up into the Lancaster County of Pennsylvania. This is one of the settlements where the AMISH and MENNONITE populations emigrated to. The community is amazing… most of the farms are about 100 acres and they are situated throughout the area. Horse drawn buggies, no modern conveniences, restrictions on schooling and many of society practices…. just an amazing community… I will forgo the civics lesson and just share some of the pictures.
Wash DC is one of our favorite destinations
… we have been here at least a half-dozen times. Could probably lead a tour if pressed. This visit we concentrated on the Library of Congress and then a visit to Mount Vernon. George Washingtons Home. I did not know it but GW was a slave owner… and a quite prosperous farmer….. back in the day.