Sunday, April 20, 2008

Gettysburg

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.

8 comments:

Scott, Kara, and Paul said...

I loved seeing Gettysburg when we lived there, so much history, and awesome ghost stroies. Carter is a little stud with the sunglasses on!

Dan & Jen said...

Those pictures are so fun! We had such a good time with you guys. It was fun to kind of have you all to ourselves. Thanks again for waking up early to drive out and meet us. It definitely made Gettysburg more memorable. We love you guys!

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

what a neat opportunity to see such a historic site. I am jealous! -K-

the bean family said...

what a fun place to be with all these fun things for you guys to go do. I would love to go to gettysburg! And carter is getting so big! He is a doll.

Joni said...

Amber! You are so adorable. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm doing really well. I've got one more year of school and then I start teaching. Crazy, huh? Life is weird.

Becky T said...

that is so awesome!! How cool that you guys can be so close to all that history. I'm glad you are taking the opportunity to get out and see some of it. How fun!

Bronwyn said...

Your son is so cute... not surprising considering who he belongs to! I am glad you are enjoying Pennsylvania

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

Matt, your son has a huge ... oh wait, that is a cannon.