I only live about 30 minutes from Gettysburg and I guess being from the west and not having access to historic places like that makes them seem really, really cool. I remember a high school friend going out to the east coast just to do a civil war tour and I thought he was pretty cool. Well guess who's cool now? ME! and Corey. He's been there already so he showed me around. We drove out there and did the Auto Tour. We stopped at the museum first and of course I found about a million things at the souvenir shop I didn't need, so I bought them for my nephews. Corey thought we should QA them before we mailed 'em off so we wore a Union and a Confederate hat the whole time. Only a few intelligent people saw the humor in the hats and the rest of the Gettysburg visitors just stared with open mouths at us.
There are over 1,300 monuments out there so there is a lot of stuff to look at. There are several stops with plaques to read and lots of cannons. Little and Big Round Tops were my favorite part of the Auto Tour. I'm grateful that the Union won and that we no longer engage in warfare the way they did back then. At least you're not quite sure when you're going to die nowadays.
After our long day of Auto Touring, Corey took me out for sushi. He ordered this shell full of yummy scallops and spicy hot stuff and they lit it on fire! It was awesome. We've been pretty good about not eating out lately so this was a super treat. I ate so much sushi that I might not be able to have it for a while.