Well lets see, we left home Monday Afternoon heading north.
First stop was in Gaffney South Carolina,,,, just a pit stop…… Next morning we left for Harpers Ferry, WV.
Got there and did the tourist thing Tuesday afternoon and evening. Slept there and drove to Sharpsburg, MD this morning and spent most of the day at Antietem Battlefield today then drove on to Gettysburg, PA this afternoon.
We toured the town and the Cemetery this afternoon. Tomorrow we will tour the battlefield for most of the day and then drive to Trenton, NJ in the afternoon. Will be at Mike and Judy’s this weekend.
Been a really nice trip so far, except for the cool cloudy weather, hasn’t rained on us but has threatened constantly….
Jo and I ate in marvelous spot tonight,,, a tavern that was built in 1776 and was originally built by a preacher who ran a school there, read that he had 19 kids by two wives,,,,, apparently wore out the first one after ten kids,,,, she died (a blassing!) so he remarried and had 9 more……. so i figure the school was pretty much just educating his own family!!!!
The tavern was used as a hospital during the battle of Gettysburg and really became a tavern in 1866, has been in continuous use since…. neat……
1776 the year it was built,,,, I believe that was approxiamtely the same year the cow died (of OLD AGE!!!!) that they made my roast beef sandwich from!!!!! LOL…… Just kidding it was good….. Served by a wench in period costume,,,,