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Published: June 11th 2017
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Leaving Washington DC on another fine day we journeyed north on our way to Niagara falls. After driving for a while a storm front came in and it continued to rain most of the way to Gettysburg. Fortunately for us, not long after we got there it stopped raining and we were able to drive around the auto route of the battlements and stop at some of the memorials. It covers a large area and there are hundreds of memorials scattered throughout the paddocks and forest.
The devastation of the Civil war was apparent from the many plaques citing the amount of lives lost at each stage of the battles and it was a rather sobering place.
There were a lot of tour buses and we managed to pick up snippets of information from the many tour guides. We drove around for a while and looked at the main memorials which were all beautifully maintained and it was a pleasure to see that no rubbish was left on the verges.
After having lunch at a local restaurant in the historic town of Gettysburg we carried on and have stopped for the night at a small town in Pennsylvania called Selinsgrove.
We saw a
few Amish people on the way here, one riding a bike and two ladies driving a horse and cart down the highway. The horse was going flat out, probably not impressed with all the trucks whizzing past it.
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