The first weekend in April Matt, Carter, and I met up with my brother Dan and his wife Jen and baby in womb in Gettysburg. Dan and Jen ventured away from home in Sandy, UT where they have a family consisting of Sydney (soon to be 3) and chickens, yes that is right, in the middle of their suburban neighborhood my brother has a coupe full of chickens it is their pet of choice. Anyway, they decided to visit DC, Williamsburg, and Gettysburg so we thought we would meet up with them since Gettysburg is only 3 hours away from us. It was so great to see them and very cool to see such a historic site. But for those thinking of going sometime in the future I have a few recommendations. You NEED to go prepared. Do research and make sure you have a good understanding of what the battle was all about, the timeline, and events. We had a few people tell us to watch the movie Gettysburg before going, which Dan and Jen did and they said it helped quite a bit. I feel like I would have gotten so much more out of it if I would have been prepared. But that all aside, we still had a great time and found it very interesting and insightful. It is crazy to imagine that kind of fighting and death. We are very much indebted to those early soldiers and their families for such sacrifices that helped shape our great country.
Dan ready for battle.
The crazy thing about the battle field in the background here is that it was covered with big boulders scattered all over and it looked like the battle had been there just yesterday and had blown these rocks to smitherins.
Carter thought Daddy's sunglasses were in the words of Uncle Timmy "totally sick." To which Matt and I respond "Yes, Timmy they are disgusting."
Thanks Dan and Jen for a fun and memorable day.