22 September 2007

Day 2 Pennsylvania - Gettysburg

After we were done at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, we got in the car for a 45 minute drive to Gettysburg. The first stop was the Gettysburg National Military Park. The museum here had a lot of the same artifacts as the National Civil War Museum but did not even compare in excellence. That could have had something to do with the fact that this was free whereas the other had a fee. The most amazing thing about the park was that it was smack dab in the middle of the battlefield and was now a cemetary for all those who died in battle here. It was a strange feeling as we walked around the park.

Later that evening we went downtown and walked around to the shops. The town felt a bit like going to the Oregon coast in that it was a very touristy town with shops that had all the same stuff in them. We had dinner at a cool little spot called the Springhouse Tavern in the basement of the Dobbin House. According to Wikipedia, it was built in 1776 and became the first stop on the Underground Railroad north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The first two pictures are Nicole and the kids sitting outside of the tavern waiting for a table. The third picture is the kids at the table in the tavern.

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