After cleaning up, the 8 of us headed to the Visitor's Center at the Gettysburg Battlefield. What an interesting place! We paid to see the movie, view the cyclorama (which was incredible), and then tour the museum. The museum is very informative, but after about an hour, I just couldn't read 1 more thing. My brain was on overdrive! We met up with George and Jean there. They signed up for a bus tour of the battlefield. If you have never been to see the movie and the cyclorama, it really is a must see. It is so well done. The painting is beyond description!
These 1st three photos are from the cyclorama. All of the painting is so detailed. It was painted by a French artist and his assistants in the 1884, taking only 1 year, and was housed in Boston for a number of years. In the 60's it was moved to Mission 66 in Gettysburg. They started restoring it in 2003 and it came to the new cyclorama in 2008, taking 5 years for the restoration. In 1940 the Federal Gov't had bought it.
|This is the newer visitor center at the Gettysburg Battlefield!|
From there we went into Gettysburg to eat at a very old Dobbin House Tavern, which had excellent food at reasonable prices. Then we headed to 2 wineries in town for wine tasting. Only got back to the CG around 6:00. By then there were light showers. We did not see the sun at all today and it was rather chilly and very damp.
The men started the campfire to cook our meats for dinner just when it started to rain. They played ladder golf while cooking and the ladies played Pinochle in Willie. It was too cold and damp for us to play outdoors. We did eat dinner under the awning at Willie, but it was chilly. Then we sat around the campfire!