We left our home in hot, sunny FL Tuesday evening about 8:30PM. I drove until about 1:30 when both the car and I were running out of gas :-). The Hubs took over, and he drove while I snoozed in short intervals until about 7:30AM when I resumed driving again. We got to our destination, Gettysburg PA, about 11AM. We went to the visitors center, took potty breaks, and decided that lunch was the first thing on the agenda. We eat at the Appalachian Brewing Company, and it was YUMMY. Oh, MY. I could be as big as a barn if I lived closer.
With lunch out of the way, we began our driving tour of Gettysburg which I had purchased in advance for about $17 new including expedited shipping. That's a great deal, because it sells for $30 new there. It's well done, if a little tedious for Sari, but with all the starts and stops, we only got a little more than half way done before it was time to go check in at our hotel and find dinner. I scored a great deal on our hotel with a special internet rate which made it cheaper than a cottage at the local camp ground! And it included breakfast for free and had a (small) pool that TJ and Sari took advantage of before dinner. I watched them at the pool, but then I was EXHAUSTED and made them get out so we could go to the room and eat. I begged the Hubs to go fetch Subway (which he did), and after that I swear I fell asleep sitting up. I know it's true because I woke to that all-too-familiar head-jerking thing going on. I did rally thanks to my after dinner nap for a trip to Brewster's for ice cream since it was right down the road. After that, we needed no encouragement to go to bed!
Here are a few pics from our Gettysburg tour:
One of the many monuments, this one for soldiers from NC
This is the view from Devil's Den looking back up toward Little Round Top.
Edited to add-that night, Mimi asked me to come into the bathroom with her...to remove a large tick from her lower body...I mention it because critters are going to be a vacation theme this year, just wait and see.