Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

After a day spent near the Delaware River, then with Kate’s cousin’s family north of Philadelphia, we decided to take an impromptu sidetrip to Gettysburg (how impromptu? We didn’t bring a change of clothes). So tonight, we’re camped out in a motel just outside Harrisburg and about 30 miles (an exhausting day’s march or a half-hour air-conditioned drive) from Gettysburg. I haven’t been here since 1971; Kate’s visiting the battlefield for the first time. Oh, and our rental car has South Carolina license plates.

More tomorrow.

One Reply to “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning”

  1. Well, this is vintage DB. I have to get to Gettysburg someday. With as little time as you had there, question is: What is the one place you would go? The site of Pickett’s charge? The Devil’s Den, Little Round Top? From what I’ve read the place is pretty large…not a day trip.
    What I couldn’t get over when I was at Bull Run was how relatively small the area of the decisive action was. Those Yankees got a real close-up look at Stonewall Jackson’s men. Not like Antietam, where the battle seemed spread out
    over a much larger area.

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