Friday, June 18, 2010

Royal Tour of Gettysburg

Our neighbor, Butch, is an expert on Gettysburg, and he took us on a great tour of the battlefield today. He not only made the battle very understandable, but told lots of personal stories of heroism, bravery, and not such good behavior. It was really fun. It was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed a picnic at the visitors center.

Brittany picked up a butterfly! Does that mean she is the Healer? (We just watched The Lady in the Water.)

Janet said Butch brought her to Gettysburg on their first date. And, all these years later, she's still coming up with him. She made sure we found some shady places to sit and listen. We ended up hearing about Pickett's ill-fated charge as we sat in the shade of the famous Copse of Trees. The stories about the soldiers coming back and creating monuments on the battlefield were also very touching.

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