Monday, October 12, 2009

Greetings from Gettysburg!

Just time for a quick post before heading out the door to explore as much of Gettysburg as we can before heading over to Lancaster later tonight to put Darci on a train to Philadelphia.

So far the trip has been great and Poe's funeral yesterday was well worth the drive back down to Baltimore. I've got lots of pictures of the speakers - both living and dead - who were at the service that I need to sort through as well as lots of other pictures but for now I'll leave you with this one of the procession to Westminster Hall -

It's kind of cloudy and chilly out today but I'm thankful it isn't raining as that would be a huge disappointment to me in showing Amanda some of one of the places I love best in this country. I hope she likes it half as much as I do.


  1. Well, I didn't know they had a funeral for Poe every year. I'm guessing it's every year. How cool. I'd have liked to have attended that.

    Just have a terrific time. I'm sure Amanda will enjoy everything just as much as you. Big hug. :)

  2. Wow that's some funeral!

    Have a great time :)

  3. I bet that was great! One of my favorite stories of his is "Cask of Amontillado." Poor clueless Fortunato. LOL!

  4. You've got a good itinerary, just arriving in time for everything.

  5. You have pictures of dead speakers? I'll bet their speaking schedule was wide open. ;-)

  6. another great place to visit! you are sure hitting them!

    smiles, bee

  7. I love the way they dressed during this era. The only reason I wouldn't want a return to the "good ol' days" is no deodorant and scratchy wool clothes!

  8. Dead speakers? wow what fun.. Adding to Gracie's comment above, I wouldn't want to live without indoor plumbing! Or central heating. It's on my mind because we just replaced our furnace yesterday. Insert frowny face) It had to be done.


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