S: June 17, 2012
BC: Our journey continues...
FC: Summer 2012 | THE ELLISOR FAMILY | Gettysburg, PA | Hershey, PA | Niagara Falls
1: EMBARKING ON A ONCE IN A LIFETIME | The first stop on our road trip: a historical site... | June 17, 2012 Dear Stanley, On the first day of our road trip, we went through North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and have stopped in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for the night. We just checked-in to our hotel and we are starving! Time to grab a very late lunch before we go exploring... We miss you! XOXOXO
2: After a long day's drive, we were starving. We ate at The Pike restaurant, located next to our hotel. After filling our tummies, we were ready to explore the town. (Below: Megan & J.D. didn't want their pictures taken, but Sara didn't mind.)
3: THAT WAY | GO THIS WAY
4: A HISTORICAL SITE | The Battle @ Gettysburg took place July 1-3, 1863 and is one of the most famous battles of the Civil War.
6: Touring the Battlefield
9: History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future. ROBERT PENN WARREN
11: HALF THE FUN OF TRAVEL IS THE ESTHETIC OF LOSTNESS. | RAY BRADBURY
12: We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
14: Address delivered by Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg.
17: “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ernest Hemingway
19: Taking a break from exploring downtown Gettysburg to enjoy some delicious Italian ice
20: We had a great time visiting the town of Gettysburg
21: After spending the afternoon and early evening exploring Gettysburg, it was time to call it a night. We head to Hershey, PA in the morning. Megan, J.D & Sara will be dreaming of chocolate!