But while it drizzled, from 10:30 until 2:30! we contentedly browsed a fantastic museum all about the battle. There was a cyclorama, which is a huge 360 degree painting that is enhanced with lights that I especially enjoyed. The boys were interested in the battle and how it all played out, so we definitely got our money's worth at the museum...and it was good for my soul to slow down and enjoy learning some new facts about such a fascinating, tragic and pivotal three days in history.
Lily was not doing so well...a classic.blood sugar crisis:
Here is the "happy picture" after a general family low blood sugar meltdown....hey, I tell it like it is....or was.....
It was fascinating and powerful to look out on the battlegrounds while the commentator told the stories of the skirmishes. As will soon be evident in the pictures, we relaxed the seatbelt rule-- what can I say?....but we were going slowly....Oh...and we let them hang out the windows....and ride on the hood..........ok just kidding about the last part.
We probably weren't supposed to sit on the monument, BUT this was GETTYSBURG not D.C....and there were no "men in black" breathing down our necks, confiscating our forgotten stroller or giving us grief because we left a bag with a football in it on the sidewalk. It was just us, and sunshine (by this time in the day), and grass...lots of grass....and HEY....WE ARE MINNESOTANS! If anybody gets to sit on it, it should be us! Those soldiers were probably Swedish!
Here's Andrew overcome with emotion as we listened to the grand finale of Pickett's Charge. Poor guy, he took it hard....so hard that he doesn't even remember that part of the tour now.
Leftovers from our meal with friends (now broke) from the night before....plus a grocery store pick-up....yes that's Brie cheese...very fancy...