When my in-laws Lucy and Ray were in Pittsburgh visiting a little over a week ago, we decided to do a day trip to Gettysburg. I have never been to Gettysburg, but have always wanted to visit. It was an absolutely beautiful day, except it was so terribly windy which made it even more cold than what it should have been. If I remember correctly the winds were up to 20mph. I mean it was windy, thank goodness you have the option of driving to the different areas. You also had the option of horse back riding which I know I would not be able to walk for days, or take their tour bus. Neither of those are an option with a toddler. We all knew that Gettysburg was going to be a big place, but I did not realize how big it was if memory serves me right I believe it is about 20 miles around. Then I thought about the 50,000 men that died in 4 days and 20 miles around did not seem so big.
I have a good amount of photos below that I would like to share. This is going to be the longest post I have posted yet, but I believe the men that died and the men that returned home deserve this. I hope you enjoy them.
Ray and I climbed to the top of this! It was sure worth it, because the view was amazing!
These guys recreated the “I’m flying Jack, I’m flying.”- Rose, Titanic. Yes, I know all the quotes.
Adrian almost fell off here..
Sophia & her grandpap!
The Trostle House
Rest in Peace & thank your for your service.
My friend Emily recommended this place to us. I am so glad she did, because it was one of the neatest places I have ever eaten dinner at. The atmosphere was awesome. Plus, this is one of the oldest houses turned restaurant & tavern in Gettysburg.
All of the employees definitely dressed the part of this time era.
Over dinner we could not to think of all the important people that have been through this house. I swear you could just feel the history.
Gettysburg is definitely a place to visit, if it is not on your bucket list I highly recommend you putting it on yours. If you decide to visit, at least stay for a weekend to give yourself the opportunity to see almost everything. It is definitely a humbling experience that is worth seeing.
I hope you enjoyed this post, please stay tuned for some more posts.