Sunday, July 3, 2011

Today In 1863 the Battle of Gettysburg ended

Recently we visited the Gettysburg battleground. 

Having not been there for over 30 years, many changes had occurred in the interim.

No, the changes did not involve the battleground itself.

Rather, there is now a new, large, and wonderful Visitors Center with a zillion things to view, a great bookstore, and more.

Our group, remembering how it had been 30 or so years ago, thought we would drop in for a brief visit of 2 or 3 hours, see it all, and be on our way

How wrong we were.

There were soooooo many things to look at and consider in the Visitors Center plus the guided audio tours of the battleground itself, that, believe it or not, we spent the entire day and still had not seen or done all that we could and wanted to do and see.

But, alas, we had to move on.

However, this DIT is to give you a heads up for a possible vacation trip.

If you are anywhere near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, you MUST visit it --

And plan on spending the entire day (or, if possible, two days or more) at Gettysburg.

This is a must visit site for every American.  And non-Americans will also profit for finding out what happened in this historic 3 day Civil War battle.

In case you are not familiar with what happened there or if you need a refresher, HERE'S A LINK