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Day 14- A Semi-Rest Day

Day 14- A Semi-Rest Day

Hi Everyone,

Day 14 was very nice, because we took some time to see Gettysburg. We woke at the Dooleys and Mary had a great little breakfast bar set up. We ate and drank some delicious coffee before she dropped us off at the Gettysburg Visitor's Center. I was really excited to see what the center had to offer and what new information I would learn about, because I really do enjoy U.S. History. We knew there was a fee, but it was well worth it. The Visitor's Center was very new and a lot larger than I expected. We first entered a theater room with a huge wrap-around screen where we watched an informational video about the war and what led up to the battle at Gettysburg. The video lasted about 40 minutes or so, and then we went to the cyclorama which is a 360 degree mural with statues in the forefront. Lights fired in areas which represented gunshots, and the whole thing gave you an idea of what it was like to be present during the battle. It was quite overwhelming. After viewing the cycolorama, which was over a hundred years old, we entered the museum. Once again, the museum was a lot larger than I expected and put together very nicely. We walked through and saw all the original pieces of clothing, flags, gear, letters, and many other artifacts and information. We picked up a few postcards at the gift shop and rode a bus into town so we could continue walking from where we left off.

Once we got into town, we ate some lunch and then stopped by the library to check on our route and maps. It was three by the time we started walking for the day. The next town was in Fairfield, and we were thinking we would try to make it there before the day was over in order to escape the loudness of Biker Week. Little did we know, we were only going closer to the heart of Biker Week! After about 8 miles we met some ladies sitting in the front lawn hootin and hollerin at the bikers. We were very thankful to pitch our tent on the lawn and join Janice, Pattsy, Trudy and Barb outside for the festivities. Jancie hooked us up with a big old plate of food and we were able to celebrate her birthday with her. Night fell, and we saw all the neon lights on the bikes and then had a great view for the fireworks show. After that, I was exhausted and fell right asleep in the ten with the sound of motorcycles whizzing by.

It was a great rest day,

Shikira