Yesterday the fog here in Gettysburg was too think to enjoy the historic sites. We gave up early, picked up some groceries and just hung out at home.
Today was not a beautiful day by any stretch but it was dry and the fog was gone. Someone suggested we buy a self driving tour CD from the Gettysburg War Museum. Not being a fan of crowds (especially during flu season) we thought we'd give it a try. It was about 2.5 hours long and quite interesting.
I'm always a big fan of old houses and architecture. Here are some of my favorites from today.
The battlefield monuments were also very interesting. I'll spare you the lengthy history lesson and just say the Battle of Gettysburg began on Wednesday, July 1, 1863 and ended three days later on Friday, July 3rd. Markers, monuments, cannons, etc. are scattered over the 25 square mile battlefield. There are various markers for Confederate and Union brigades, flanks, Batteries, Corps and Divisions, and Headquarters. They say the battlefield looks almost the same as it did during the battle but for the roads.
Tomorrow we're off again. We'll be driving through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.