Tuesday June 25, 2013
We had a little bit of a hectic start to the morning. When I got up I called to arrange for a tour in Gettysburg but had to leave a message. The man doing the tours called back while the kids and I were still down at breakfast. As it turned out they only had room left on the morning tour and that was it for the whole day. We were not packed yet and were still a ways away so we had to put it into high gear. I called again when we were getting close to let them know that we were on our way and they were gracious enough to wait for us. We did a tour with the Historic Tour Company that is more geared towards kids so it tells the battle stories in a different way.
It was really interesting tour and pretty much hit on each battleground and gave us the backgrounds for what was going on as we drove all over the area. There some very pretty country in the area.
After the tour we decided to go ahead and spend the night in Gettysburg that night so that we could do some looking around town instead of having to get back on the road right away. It took some work but I finally found a hotel so we went to have lunch and do some shopping around town until the room was ready.
When we got back to the hotel I took the girls to the pool while Dax and Wyatt went to get tickets for a ghost tour that night. Then we all just relaxed a little.
Later Dax, Wyatt, and Abigail left to go do the ghost tour (They said the tour guide never mentioned ghosts, spirits, or anything of the sort. Very disappointing.) and I stayed with Addison and Kirsten. The girls decided to go ahead and get their showers out of the way while the others were gone. Kirsten went first. Then, when Addison got out of the shower she asked Kirsten if she thought the soap made her face feel slimy when she washed it. Kirsten told her that she had used her body wash and that the soap had been in the shower when she got in.......the maid must have missed it when she had cleaned the room last. Addison FLIPPED OUT! She was going on about how she had washed her face with a stranger's used soap. It was hysterical!! When the others got back and she told them about it Wyatt told her that some man had probably used it to wash his butt. You gotta' love brothers.
Dax and I decided to go to a pub in town before we stopped to get dinner, but when we walked out of the hotel the wind was blowing like crazy and alarms were going off in town. It was crazy! We went back to our room and waited for about 30 minutes and all the activity had passed so we started over again. The pub had closed already (it was only like 9:00) so we stopped at another place in town, had a drink together, then grabbed some dinner and headed back in for the night.
It was another busy day and we were once again a tired bunch.