22 April 2006

Last of Gettysburg

Bill and I took one of the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours on April 12th. It was really a lot of fun. http://www.ghostsofgettysburg.com/ We took the Baltimore Street Tour and our Tour Guide (who’s name was Bill) was really awesome. I have wanted to take a ghost tour somewhere because I like stuff like that and because we had just been spending a lot of time in all the areas that are reported to be haunted.

I didn’t see any ghosts on our tour, but Bill (our guide) was a great storyteller and made it totally worth the walk. He himself did have a couple of ghost stories from his personal experience, so that was kind of fun, I guess after having given over 300 tours you’re bound to see something if there is anything to see at all. All in all it was fun, I enjoyed myself, and if you go to Gettysburg, make sure to tour with these people. They were the first to start ghost tours and have since has many other rip-off companies pop-up in Gettysburg, make sure you get these people.

We spent the 13th back on the Battlefield and took our time with Little Round Top and The Bloody Angle. Again, it’s really something to stand at these places and image (doesn’t take much imagination since it’s where these event’s really happened) what the different sides would have seen and experienced. Gettysburg is in the process of returning the battlefield to its original 1863 condition. I’ve tried to find a link to the organization that is doing this, but can’t…so too bad.

After our day of walking the Battlefield we of course had to re-fuel with Battlefield Fries, mmmm….yummy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/manahanwill/119193633/ We get the medium, which is a smaller bucket than the large, of the fresh cut Idahoan potatoes and we get our cheese on the side, these are highly addictive, so be careful. Funny how I can find a link for the Fries, but not for the place to donate money to restore the battlefield, granted it’s just someone’s blog and a picture, but you can still find it on the internet.

The 14th found us having a relaxing day and just kind of tooling around a bit. We went to a malt shop in Gettysburg for ice cream; I’ve never been to an actual malt shop to my recollection so it was fun for me. I had the Peanut Butter Malt…it was really good.

The 15th brought us back to the Battlefield Fries, it’s a really good thing I don’t live in Gettysburg, and from there we just window shopped and relaxed. Sunday the 16th was Easter and we had a very relaxing day. Took a scenic driving tour with crappy directions, so we cut it short and went back home. Didn’t really do much of anything, talked to family, sat in the sun, had a fire later that night, ate ham and potatoes and stuffing…all in all a good day.

Monday the 17th we got up early, drove into town to go to the visitor’s center to see the Electric Map presentation, then went home, packed up and moved from Gettysburg up into Westfield, NY.

We are currently in Westfield, but not for much longer, our plans have changed yet again…but that will have to be a story for the next blog.