August 21, 2019
I’m not sure this is what was meant by the “Gettysburg Address” but for two days we have been staying in Gettysburg and trying to get a handle on what went down in this town a few hundred years ago! Before we got to all of the SERIOUS BUSINESS, we made a stop at “Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium” to meet up with our friends ms. Susan with little Isabella and ms. Betsy! Mr. Ed has this HUGE CANDY STORE with every kind of candy you can dream of and we were even allowed to stroll around inside and help Mummy pick out a big basket full of sweets to take home to my brothers. On the property they have tons of elephant stuff to look at, and even a little teapot shaped house that holds a collection of cute little teapots!!! It was the perfect spot for our meetup and we had a lovely time.
After shopping and chatting for a bit, we had to say our goodbyes and head over to the Gettysburg Battleground. Mummy and Daddy took us along and downloaded a driving app onto their IPAD, which allowed them to follow signs for a “driving tour” and listen to descriptions about each location in our truck! This was a really cool way to take us along, since doggies aren’t allowed on the tour buses. There were lots and lots of monuments along the route and one of them even included a little doggie named Sallie. It is said that Sallie was a dog that accompanied the Union soldiers to battle and provided comfort to the injured men, staying by their side when one would be injured. Of course Mummy HAD TO get a picture of THAT MONUMENT!!! We even passed by a real, honest-to-goodness log cabin that was built in 1790 and was still being used today… and lots of cannons and pretty farmland with split-rail fences too. The narrative goes into all of the human casualties suffered during the Battle of Gettysburg, and when you look out over the fields, you can’t help but picture all of the young men who lost their lives on this very site. It was a most informative afternoon and one that you should check into if you find yourself near the area.
We are slowly working our way back towards home as our trip is coming to an end. We leave here today and are heading to Virginia for a few days. Moving days are always exciting because we know that a new adventure is just around the next corner.