Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturdays Adventure With Luna in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

We had a great day today. Pictures to follow tomorrow night..sorry. We are up at my Aunt Lil's house in Waynesboro, PA and we spent the night. Got up early this morning and went to a pancake breakfast at her church yummy sausage, orange juice, crepes, and pancakes of course. We then headed to Gettysburg, PA and started off at the cool Wax Museum and Civil War Museum. We walked through and got to see all the characters that played vital roles in the Civil War. There was a reenactment room that had manequins set up like the real battle and Abe Lincoln even gave the Gettysburg Address. There were many cool things in the gift shop and we got Luna some history booklets, stickers, and was neat! There was a lady in the shop who was weaving human hair into really amazing jewelry (see pictures) it was really incredible what she could do with human hair. We then headed to the New Gettysburg Visitor Center , saw the Movie about the war, including the cyclorama painting that was refurbished and put into the circular room with an amazing diorama. We then had lunch in town and then drove through the battlefields and got to see some really cool monuments, statues, the battlefields that are still pristine and not developed. It was an incredible day. Luna learned all kinds of history and she now knows the names of both Generals, the colors of their uniforms and what they stood for. We then went to Hagerstown, MD, and shopped a bit ,...went by Sams club and headed back to Aunt Lil's We plan to get up early and head back going through Walkersville (where we grew up)..and go by our old house and schools.
A great day and we had a fun filled HISTORY filled day! Pictures will be on here tomorrow night.

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