Saturday, May 19, 2007

Day 8 Gettysburg

Now I am caught up with posting.

This was really cool. We had a personal guide who got in our car and drove us around for over 2 hours describing the 3 days of battle. I had tried to read about Gettysburg before but was always confused by this ridge or that one, or this General(Confederate or Union?) or that one(Confederate or Union?). Very hard to keep it all straight. Much clearer now.

JP and I were discussing how we find ourselves rooting for the Confederates, native Southerners and all, and yet, obviously we would not want them to have actually won. That would have been a travesty.

Tomorrow, we move to West Chester, PA, our last move.



Irtiam said...

"A personal tour guide accompanied us, giving us amazingly detailed accounts of the battle. His depth of knowledge was uncanny.

After a time, I looked over to his seat to ask him a question, but he had disappeared!"

-Aunt H's version of Traveling Jews' encounter with "The Gettysburg Guide Ghost"

Anonymous said...

We have been following your trip every day and looks that you guys are not only having fun but learning a lot about american history! Jacob looks like he is going to the bathroom in one of the pictures (right in front of the guide! lol).
Ethan, Clara and Isabella