Saturday, June 16, 2012

Gettysburg National Military Park - June 13, 2012

Like I mentioned in my post the other day, we decided to take a couple day trips for our anniversary this year. Jason has really been wanting to check out the Gettysburg National Park so we decided that's what we'd do on our anniversary :)

My favorite shot of the day - we loved the old school fences.
We didn't do any paid tours or look at go through the museum; we wanted to be outside and explore on our own. 

I admit, history was NOT my favorite subject in school, but Jason was happy to give me little history lessons along the way :)

This was a nice change from our normal hiking, since Gettysburg is all paved, we were able to put Redmond in the stroller and even let him be free and walk a little bit - Jason and his back appreciated it! He did spend a little time on Jason's shoulders - he had the best view!

It's amazing how much history lays in this one area. And how just one battle or decision could have totally changed the outcome of America. It just blows my mind to think about.  The place was full of monuments and cannons, but just looking on to the battlefields was so humbling. The number of men who lost their lives right where I was standing......mind blowing.

We ended up covering over 5 1/2 miles in about 2 1/2 hours and didn't even put a dent in everything there is to see.

After we made it back to the car, we ate some lunch, loaded up and drove through another part of Gettysburg while Redmond napped.

Good company, good exercise, and good lesson in history made for a great anniversary!

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