After leaving Delaware, we spent a week at Gettysburg Battlefield Resort in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It rained six out of the seven days we were there. We did do the driving tour of the battlefield on the non-rainy day, but it was still cloudy and dreary. Here are a few pictures.
The Confederate side of the battlefield
Confederate artillery position
The Eisenhower Farm NHS
Looking across the battlefield towards the Union position of Little Round Top and Big Round Top
Can you imagine charging across a field towards that?
Monument to the Union Signal Corps on Big Round Top
The only sign I saw about Massachusetts troops in the battle
There were a lot of monuments and statues throughout the battlefield
The size of the battlefield is impressive. In this one three-day battle over 51,000 Americans lost their lives. Robert E. Lee, the commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, once said, "It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it."
After leaving Gettysburg, we started our rapid dash for home. Our first stop was Wright's Farm. We love the Harvest Hosts program which allows us to stay free on their property over night. It sure beats staying at a truck stop or a Walmart. Here are some pictures of where we stayed on Wright's Farm in Gardiner, New York.
Our trailer beside the cherry orchard
A cherry tree in bloom
Looking at our trailer from the apple orchard
The view of the cherry orchard out the door of the trailer
Despite the rain, this was a pleasant, quiet place to dry camp for the night.
From there we went to Bishop's Farm Market and Winery in Guilford, Connecticut. They had a most interesting bubbly raspberry wine. Did I mention how much I like stopping at wineries?
Then it was off to North Conway, New Hampshire, where we visited with our friends Donna and Gregg Goldberg.
That was our last stop. Wow, what a trip. Yippee, we are home. Oh no! We had no electricity when I plugged in the power!
Many of you may not know that I am an electrician by trade. The problem was easy to locate and easy to make a temporary repair. We now have electricity, but I need to fix it before the next time we camp off the grid. The person who installed the solar system used a poor choice of a wire-nut to connect stranded and solid wires. When I fix the problem, you know it will be done right.
Now the map. The loop is closed!
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Next blog or two will be lessons learned and highlights of what we loved as well as things we should change and things that went just right. It was a terrific seven months!