Battlefields of Gettysburg

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DSCN1573.JPGDSCN1560.JPGGettysburg, PA 2016      

John and I are very fortunate to live close to one of the most historical landmarks in Pennsylvania.  We visited Gettysburg last Forth of July weekend and were very impressed with this charming little town.

At that time we had only been riding horses for a short while and didn’t realize we could tour the battlefields on horseback.  So this year, we planned ahead and made reservations for a hotel and a horseback tour of the Gettysburg battlefields.

It is hard to imagine all of the men, women, children and animals that died on those battlefields so many years ago.  This guided tour was both awe-inspiring and breath-taking at the same time.  Here are some pictures from our ride.

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Beautiful animals

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John and I before the ride. His mount, Twister and my mount, Laurie.

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What a mane!

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Gorgeous scenery!

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Laurie wants to eat my shoe.

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The wheat fields were spectacular, but hard to take pictures while on a moving object.

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Our tour-guide told us that the round hole in the top of the barn was made by a cannon ball.  We believe him.

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Laurie, back at the campground, having a bite to eat.

If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend a trip to this beautiful little town in Pennsylvania.  Whether by horseback or on foot, it is a site to see.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  I know we will.

~Nancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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