Friday, March 27, 2009

Road Trip!

Well, we're back from our Spring Break road trip to Pennsylvania and what a great trip it was. We spent time with Liz's family, touring Philadelphia and then driving out to Pennsylvania Dutch country and Gettysburg. Here are some of the highlights.

This is Bryn Mar Presbyterian Church where Liz's aunt (also named Liz) goes.

Here's the Liberty Bell. They've cleverly positioned it so you can see Independence Hall, where it used to live, right behind it.

A smashing self portrait.

Declaration of Independence and Constitution born here, wow.

This beautiful glass mosaic is in the lobby of the Curtis Building, where Ladies Home Journal was published.

This is the view from Little Round Top where Union soldiers held off multiple attacks from the Confederate army until finally, running out of ammunition, they led a downhill bayonet charge towards what is known as Devil's Den to defend the hill. Off to the right is the plain where Pickett's Charge came. Cannon's were fired from Little Round Top to help deter that attack. Today there is a monument on the plain noting the "high-water" mark where the Confederate soldiers were stopped.

This is the oldest house in Gettysburg where there's a restaurant and basement tavern where we had nice meal after working up an appetite on the battlefields.
Here we are with Liz's Uncle Fred and Aunt Diana.

Liz and Aunt Liz, whom we stayed with in Newton Square, PA.

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