Thursday, April 2, 2009

Weekend Get-Away!!!



This past weekend our family had the pleasure of taking a mini-vacation to Gettysburg with all of my husband's wonderful family. We even brought the dog! I majored in History at Rutgers University and have always been fascinated with the Civil War. I even did my senior thesis on the 54th Regiment of Union Soldiers from which one of my favorite movies - Glory - was based upon. So when my Sister-In-Law Susan suggested we all take a trip together to this amazing place - I was ecstatic! I've been there before, but it was several years ago and they recently built a new Visitor's Center that was incredible. Just being on such hallowed ground gave me goosebumps at every turn. The only souvineer I brought home was a bullet from the battlefield. I learned so much that I never knew before and I will always remember this trip. Hope you enjoy the pictures!


This is Mallory in front of the Jennie Wade house. Jennie was the only civilian killed during this horrendous battle.


Amy and Mallory in front of the door to Jennie's house. You can still see the bullet holes. Our tour guide showed us the hole from the bullet that actually killed poor Jennie.


My silly husband trying to get a bite of Jennie's bread. She was baking bread for the Union soldiers when she was shot.


Some gorgeous pictures of the battlefield that I can't wait to print out in black and white. It was raining on and off all weekend and a bit chilly, so there was a mist over the fields that just added to the solemn atmosphere.







Little Round Top - the most fierce of the battling took place here.




Thanks for sharing our vacation with us! Have a great weekend. I'll be back next week with pix of treasures from a weekend of thrifting and yard sale-ing!!!

33 comments:

Stacey said...

How neat. Our son is very interested in history and I was just talking about going to Gettysburg. Thanks!

Melissa Miller said...

Sounds like a wonderful family vacation full of history!
A great combo! ;)

Happy To Be said...

What a wonderful trip you had Kim...and thanks for all the information about our history on it...I watch the history channel all the time..can't wait to see all your new treasurers you got...I know I will love them...may you have a great weekend girl!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tricia Anne said...

What a fabulous trip! Thank you for posting the pictures - it was like we came along with you! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I don't live that far from Gettysburg, however, I have only been there twice. We are taking my inlaws from upstate NY to Gettysburg later this month. I hope they have a good time like you and your family.

Bo said...

Hi Kim...your husband looks like a barrel of fun & laughs...oh, yeah...really cute too! I'd love to visit there, but in the meanwhile...I'll be thankful to have joined you & your family through your photos!
Bo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful pictures. That mist really gave your pictures the look of history! It's been a long time since I've been, but I do remember that it gave me chills to think about the amazing events that had taken place there. laurie

Lisa Shatzer said...

Your photos are awesome. It looks like a great trip. I like your husband "eating" the bread lol.

LdyDy said...

Wow! I don't know if it was the misty weather or what...but I felt I was looking at actual scenes from those days! I to am fascinated with civil war history. The photo with the out building or barn...was great. Can't wait to see the rest of your photos!! Hugs!

Paula said...

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. We do have a lot in common!

It looks like you had a great trip to Gettysburg. My husband is really interested in the Civil War and we (mostly he) enjoy visiting battlefields. He keeps talking about going to Gettysburg again and after seeing your pictures I want to! My favorite picture that you posted is the barn one.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I have sold on ebay in the past and I am planning on selling some things in the next few weeks to get the renovation budget going. I'm also having a garage sale this coming weekend if only the weather would cooperate!

Manuela

Happy To Be said...

Hey Kim, thanks for coming by and seeing my Bunny cake stand..I think its just adorable and I love the cause that Hospice does..I have seen the way they cared for my Mama and my Brother before they died and it was wonderful...may you have a great day dear friend and thanks again for taking time to stop over...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds like aso much fun.

So glad you stopped by my blog.
Don't forget to stop by again. I am going to have a "card box" giveaway every month. This drawing will be the last day of April.
Every comment you leave throughout the month will enter your name in the drawing, so if you visit several times and leave several comments, you will have a better chance to win. This NEW blogger was so touched by all the comments I got on the Blog Party, that I decided to make this a monthly GIFT...
Also, if you link to my blog telling about the monthly giveaway, you will have your name entered 10 extra times...How is that for an incentive?
I was so blown away by all the responses that I wanted to email each person personally, but TIME...has not permitted..but I did love reading all of them..I am continuing to introduce my family members and then there will be some fun blogs coming up from Disney World in May. I am so thankful for all my new friends.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

looks like a fun getaway with your family -- thanks for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate your visits.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

It must have been amazing! One day I will get there!

m ^..^

Jen r. said...

How fun, great pics! I love the eating picture, it cracked me up! jen

Happy To Be said...

Hey Kim Thanks so much for coming by girl..YES that Kyra is a fighter and always goes to each surgery smiling and wakes up and smiles some more..she never cries at all..Josh said she is just a happy baby and all the nurses and DRS. just loved her to death..she still have never had a bottle yet but they hope to be able to feed her in a few weeks..right now everything is throught a feeding tube in her tummy and of course she at the age now where she is pulling at it...they wrapped a diaper around her tummy now..Again thanks for coming by I always enjoy your visits girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anne Marie said...

Well, that must have just been amazing walking on those grounds....wow....

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, I do feel very sorry for you! No Hobby Lobby? That's just wrong.lol! Ok, it's really not that great. ;) This looks like a wonderful trip to learn about history. I bet you all enjoyed it, you got some great pictures. Your last week's tablescape was so pretty btw! Kristen

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What an AMAZING roadtrip, Kim! I would LOVE to go there. I love history and being able to travel to these places just makes it come alove for me. How intersting! Thanks for taking me along!
Now I am off to enter the giveaway you posted on.
Have a great day friend!

Baba said...

Oh you are so lucky! I would love to take a trip like that! Thanks so much for stopping in at Babasfarmlife and commenting. I am so glad you love our little Stone House.

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, we've been to Gettysburg many a year ago! It was wonderful. My Mr. Precious just loves the history of the Civil War! You took some beautiful pictures!
Take care and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

It's been many, many years since I visited Gettysburg! You took some great pictures. I thought for a second poor Jennie was holding a football.

Happy To Be said...

Kim lets do a cross country trip...we'll be like Thelma and Louise ha ha!!and we can shoot at bad mouth truckers and I'll pick up Brad Pitts..Thanks for coming by and seeing my Molds...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bo said...

Hi Kim...just dropping by to thank you for your always nice comments on my blog...you asked where I got the dangly thing cloche...
well, actually it is a mirrored little pedestal thingy I got in a garage sale for a dollar & I bought a cloche dome to add to it..
I LOVE garage sales, thrift stores & estate sales so much it is hard for me to pay retail anymore unless it's a place like Ross or etc.
Wishing you & your beautiful family a blessed Easter... ;-) Bo

Pixeltrash said...

How cool are those pictures with the fog? Very awesome. I have never been to Gettysburg and I'm from PA. How sad is that?

Melissa Miller said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter with your family Kim.
~Melissa :)

Nancy said...

Hi Kim...Coming by to Wish you a Wonderful Easter Weekend!!!! Nancy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sounds like a great time!
Penny
p.s. Coral is not bad for the environment....taking the coral from the reefs and distroying the natural fish habitat is bad for the environment...so they don't allow people to take coral now.

Melissa Miller said...

H Kim, :)
I came back to say thank you very much for your kind words.
I definitly consider you a friend as well.

I think blogging means many different things to different bloggers.
Personally I believe in supporting each others interests and posts by being a friend. It just works for me. I'm glad you feel the same.

Have a great Easter weekend.
~Enjoy! ~Melissa :)

LillySue said...

Hi there~ I wanted to thank you for your kind words and prayers for my brother and his family. I really appreciate it! I will be back to visit your blog when I can read thru everything. I signed on as a follower, I am number 50 woohoo!!
Blessings~LillySue

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kim, This is another thing we have in common. My dh and I love history. We have spent several vacations in the south visiting civil war sites. I am glad you're following my blog. I am following yours, too! I do... feel special!!
Hugs, Terrie

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