We wake to sunny skies, wonderful! After a big breakfast from the hotel’s good, hot breakfast buffet, we drive the 20 or so miles to the Gettysburg National Military Park. Dick is absolutely salivating over the prospect of spending the day at the park. We have been here before, but didn’t have time to do more than just drive the road through the battlefield. Since we were here last they have built a beautiful visitor’s center and nice museum.
We get tickets to the museum, the movie and the cyclorama, an 1883 panoramic painting of Pickets Charge by a Frenchman. The painting is 27 feet tall and 359 feet long. It is mounted on the wall in a circular room. The battle is reenacted using the painting with light and sound effects.
We have lunch at the Visitor’s café and then do the driving tour.
We get fried chicken with all the triming and have dinner at the hotel.