After finding out that one of the families, we were going to have fellowship with on Sunday, needed to drop their Bible College student off in Maryland not too far away from Gettysburg, I made the suggestion that we head over that way and spend sometime in the fresh air and let the kids explore.
We haven't been there for several years and one family had never been. We've plans to go back sometime and maybe take a day or two. There is so much to see and take in. I find I feel very reverent at places like this. There was so much loss of life here.
We headed to Little Round Top, as it takes an hour and a half to get there from where we live, and we were pushing dusk....
This is the view from the archway of that monument in the photo just before this one. It's beautiful. And hard to imagine the carnage.
This July 1-3 is the 150th anniversary of this war changing battle.
Have you ever been to Gettysburg? Do you know how to pronounce Gettysburg? I have always pronounced it "Gettys-burg," but many here say "Gettis-burg."
We're funny that way. People who are from Lancaster County pronounce Lancaster differently too. They say "Lan'kister". I grew up with a "Lan-caster" in my home state so I used to pronounce it that way, but the locals, which we are now one of after living here 18 1/2 years, say "Lan'kister." So if you visit and don't want people to notice your a tourist, you might want to practice!
There is also this funny adding an 'L' thing to words like "draw" and "straw" and so they pronounce them "drawl" and "strawl." But that is a whole other post!
I am in the store tomorrow, so I hope it doesn't "make down" or we won't have very many customers, don't ya know!