Gettysburg weekend of 5/15

American87

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I’m at Gettysburg right now. Here’s some pics I’ve been taking

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I was in town this past Friday! Stopped at Ernie’s for a great hot dog, rode around a bit, stopped at the PA monument, then resumed my drive.

The Pub, on the Diamond, is a favorite stop of ours, as is the Appalachian Brewing Company, on Steinwher. There is a new micro brewery near the hospital, that we stopped at, about a month ago, and it was quite good!
 

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American87 these are some great images of Gettysburg. I am giving some thought of stopping in Gettysburg on the way to a convention in New Jersey in two weeks. A lot depends on if I have to stop by my daughters house in Dayton Ohio. If I stop at her house I would be driving fairly near to Gettysburg and might have 2 or 3 extra hours that I could spend there. I also could send the extra time stopping at antique stores along the way. At this point I am still up in the air about how to spend the extra time.
 

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I was in town this past Friday! Stopped at Ernie’s for a great hot dog, rode around a bit, stopped at the PA monument, then resumed my drive.

The Pub, on the Diamond, is a favorite stop of ours, as is the Appalachian Brewing Company, on Steinwher. There is a new micro brewery near the hospital, that we stopped at, about a month ago, and it was quite good!

Awesome! I LOVE Appalachian Brewery, so many good memories there and I love the live music outdoors. Unfortunately it was raining today so outdoor dining and live music was out of the question, so I went to GarryOwen's Irish Pub. It was too authentic; my palate is not used to Irish food.
 

American87

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American87 these are some great images of Gettysburg. I am giving some thought of stopping in Gettysburg on the way to a convention in New Jersey in two weeks. A lot depends on if I have to stop by my daughters house in Dayton Ohio. If I stop at her house I would be driving fairly near to Gettysburg and might have 2 or 3 extra hours that I could spend there. I also could send the extra time stopping at antique stores along the way. At this point I am still up in the air about how to spend the extra time.

I would say stop at your Daughter's and See Gettysburg. Can't beat family time and Cemetery Ridge, imo.

I drove through once just for an hour or two and spent it smoking a cigar on Cemetery Ridge. It was a good time. Maybe the cigar is a bad habit, but definitely worth the stop.

Enjoy. It sounds like you've got a a great trip ahead of you.
 
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American87 these are some great images of Gettysburg. I am giving some thought of stopping in Gettysburg on the way to a convention in New Jersey in two weeks. A lot depends on if I have to stop by my daughters house in Dayton Ohio. If I stop at her house I would be driving fairly near to Gettysburg and might have 2 or 3 extra hours that I could spend there. I also could send the extra time stopping at antique stores along the way. At this point I am still up in the air about how to spend the extra time.
Don't matter how u spend it. Gettysburg is such a beautiful serene place. Just a simple ride through the park and a few minutes on Little Round Top is worth the stop! As a 26 year veteran still wearing the uniform im still in awe at the things that were done on those 3 hot july days in 1863. The sacrifices made by both armies make me proud to wear the uniform of the United States Army.
 

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Thanks. The cupola is a must see if you're in the area, which hopefully you are soon enough.
I believe my family visited Gettysburg in 1962. I remember Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, and New York's Yankee Stadium when the Old-Timers' Game was played, and I got to see Joe DiMaggio. But I can't remember the battlefield at all. I was eight years old.
Lubliner.
 

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I believe my family visited Gettysburg in 1962. I remember Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, and New York's Yankee Stadium when the Old-Timers' Game was played, and I got to see Joe DiMaggio. But I can't remember the battlefield at all. I was eight years old.
Lubliner.

Funny how that works.

I took a field trip to Gettysburg in 8th grade, and I remember just one moment from the Battlefield. And one moment hanging out with my friends at a fast food restaurant. I couldn't even tell you about that one moment, other than it felt late in the day, and the tour guide was saying something.

I love Gettysburg; it's my favorite Civil War spot. But if you're a Southerner, I have to admit the Southern spots feel more like home to them, from what it seems to me. I usually feel "on the other side" visiting Southern sites, even if its just the locals there with their Southern accents or anti-Lincoln/Yankee diatribes.
 

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All beautiful shots. I didn't know you could get in the cupola. ... now I'm hungry. Thanks for posting.

The cupola was the best, in a way. You can get up there now, but it was closed for I believe decades while the building housed the Adams County Historical Society. I'm not sure; I wasn't paying close attention to that part of the tour, I just wanted to get up in the cupola.
 

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^^view of the north end of Devils Den, as seen from the Sedgwick statue. There was a NY batter here, but I don’t know what else^^
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^^Two views of The Angle at Dusk^^
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^^Dinosaur Track Fossil at Dinosaur Bridge, near LRT^^
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^^Bronze cannon, unoxidized, apparently from 1862^^
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^^Meade statue, on Cemetery Ridge^^
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^^Meade’s Headquarters Building^^
 

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