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Civil War


Jorden, Ashley and me at the peak of Little Round Top at Gettysburg.

Today we went to Gettysburg.  We had a tour guide.  Cliff our tour guide showed us the battlefield.  We walked around and told us about the battle between the north and south, Union and Confederate.   We saw the Michigan monument.   We saw Cemetery Ridge where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.  We saw Little Round Top where General Sickle was supposed to take over the first day.  On the way leaving we saw a turtle in the middle of the road.  Our tour guide showed us where to get gas and showed us some houses that had battle damage.  Then we went to General Pickette’s buffet.  Legend says that General Pickett was friends with Colonel Sanders.  They had really good home-made bread and good spaghetti.  Aunt Dawn’s favorite was the chicken parmesan.  They had terrible lemonade though – don’t go there for the lemonade.   I had mash potatos and macaroni.  Ashley almost died eating spaghetti.  Me and Jorden had to use the restroom, but Aunt Dawn felt like being a little cruel, so she let Ashley decide when we could.  We were in Shanksville and we went to go see Flight 93.  It was temporary memorial and lucky for us there was porta-potties there.  There were four planes that went down – 44 people died, 4 of which deserved it.  Hopefully we are not related to any terrorists that would be offended by that.


The temporary memorial at the crash site of flight 93 in Shanksville, PA.

Then we went to gravity hill, where water flows downhill – even though Aunt Dawn says it rolls uphill.  The car rolls backwards down hill.  Then we went and saw a borro/donkey.  Me and Jorden have a video of us going to pet the burro/donkey and we almost got mauled by a ravenous beast/dog/monster.  In the middle of us running we dropped all the pop cans out of the car and left my shoe as we all piled on top of each other getting into the car.  Even though we rolled downhill it was worth it because we saw a dog/monster beast.

We went to Holiday Inn.  Me and Jorden went into the hot tub for about an hour.  Then we worked out in the weight room for about two hours.  Then we went to bed and woke up the next day.   To be continued…

One Response to “Civil War”

  1. Gram says:

    I hope you went back on retrieved your shoe! I know Gettysburg was probably a little bit boring…but it will help with your studies of the civil war and when the boring teacher is talking about the boring battle, your mind will be alert because you know exactly where he or she is talking about. Trust me on that. Continue having fun…I know I don’t have to tell you to do that, and keep us posted on what’s going on. You’re doing a great job! ~~Gram

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