Wednesday, February 17, 2010
where one of America's bloodiest civil war battles was waged. Back in 1863, under a hot July sun, opposing Generals Meade and Lee led a fierce three day battle, ending the lives of over 50,000 union and confederate soldiers.
Today, the town of Gettysburg looks very similar to the way it appeared during the days of its infamous battle, with the possible exception of the hundreds of monuments that now dot the landscape. Reenactment soldiers in full dress uniform can be seen strolling down the streets, kissing the hands of hoop-skirted, bonneted ladies. Battlefield tours, taken by bus, car, and even horses are available at all hours throughout the day.
Famished after a long day of pedaling, we finally stopped, chained our bikes to a street sign and looked for a good spot to have dinner. We found exactly what we were looking for when we entered an old tavern, originally built long before the civil war in the 1700's. We had a fantastic dinner that included roasted chicken, potatoes and a draft or two, and finally decided to head back to our "luxurious" cabin and call it a night.
Alan, ever the cool head, said he had a "pretty good" idea of how to get back and to just follow him. This would have been really easy if, in fact, either one of us had possessed the BRAIN CELLS required to have had the forethought to attach a LIGHT of some kind on our bikes. Sadly, we did not!
I began to pray. Out loud. Loudly! God apparently heard my frightened pleas and showed mercy on His poor, stupid children. We arrived safely back at our cabin in one piece (looking back, it may have been the smell of horse dung that guided us home!). We jumped off our bikes and kissed the nasty, ant infested porch of our glorious, humble abode!
This idiot, for one, is eternally grateful!
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