We started out at the battle museum and picked up a fantastic guide with cd's audio guide that you play as you do an auto tour around the battlefields. What an amazing memorial this place is. The entire Gettysburg and surrounding battlefield area is a designated national park and memorial. Covered over the entire battlefield area are memorials to every regiment from both sides that participated in the battle. We will create a album for the battlefield and add ...
USA Road Trip 2015
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Today was an eye opener, I never realized just how massive and important the Battle of Gettysburg was. We planned for a one night stop here but that HAS TO change as there is just so much to see and do. The memorials and preservation of this entire area is astounding, it's like stepping back in time. Absolutely loving the intense history here, had a big day so now enjoying a gorgeous pizza at Tommys Pizza and then off to bed for a well earned sleep
On our journey to the civil war region we were fortunate to stop off at the Flight 93 Memorial from 9/11. A very solemn place and the courage shown by this dozen or so people may have saved literally hundreds of other lives. From documents discovered at the site and recordings from the black box it was pretty apparent that this planes target was the Capitol building where congress was in session. Had this plane not been stopped and had not been delayed on takeo...
After all our days in the car and travelling we all decided that rather than take another stop along the route to Youngstown, we would just make it a sraight through run and get back late evening. Well our 9 1/2 drive turned into 14 hours with a couple of stops and some considerable traffic roadworks along the way, but we finally made it back into Youngstown around midnight and straight off to some well earned rest. A little note that you might find interesting...
Finally arrived in Pittsburgh after our 8 hour coach trip with Greyhound. Now waiting for Bec to arrive from Youngstown to colect us and get us back to our home away from home in New Waterford, about 15 miles south of Youngstown.