On Tuesday I took a group of women from our church, The Golden Girls, up to Gettysburg National Park. We had a wonderful time and it was an inaugural trip for us and the church van.
If you live in the area or are planning a trip to the area you need to make time to explore this park and definitely do not miss the brand new information center. It is wonderful! Plan at least 90 minutes to tour the center. And if you want to spend some time looking through the huge book and gift shop even more time.
This is a picture of one of the over 600 cannon that are scattered around the battlefield, and according to the guide we heard many if not most of them still work!
It was a good thing that we started our trip with an early lunch in Thurmont, MD. After we spent about an hour at the visitor center (we didn't have 90 minutes to devote to it) we got back into the van and toured the battlefield for 3 hours! It was a fascinating tour which was directed by an audio CD giving history of the battle and actually doing some audio reenactments.
We almost forgot to take a picture of our little group,but we didn't and we found a nice place in front of the largest monument in the park. So here we all are. At this point it had been a rather long day and there still was a 45 minute drive home.
Now they are debating among themselves as to where and when our next outing will be.