Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gettysburg tour and dinner

Our cabin is about 16 miles from Gettysburg, PA and we always enjoy going down there and seeing the town and battlefield. Henry hadn't seen the battlefields for many years and we decided it was a good day to take the tour.

The battlefield is so large that a driving tour is necessary to see it all. There must be over 1000 monuments on the battlefield and to see them all would take a couple days. I can see where true Civil War buffs would enjoy this tour greatly.

Barbara & Henry's wedding anniversary is coming up soon so we took them to the Dobbins House in Gettysburg for dinner. The house has been many things since it was built in 1776 and is presently a fine dining restaurant. They have tables setup in the various rooms and the decor is finished to the 1700s period. We all enjoyed a very nice meal there and were impressed with the place.

It was used as a hideout when the underground railroad was in use during the 1800s. They hid the escaping slaves in the attic behind false walls in a very confined space. I guess that was a small price to pay to gain their freedom.

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