In the meantime, Joe and Emma had a 6th grade field trip to Gettysburg.
It was very cool -- I had never been there before.
Other than being hot, it was a great day!
Oh yeah...and we had to wear matching shirts -- my goodness.
They had this very cool oil painting ... it was a huge circular mural and they added special lights and smoke to highlight different parts of the battle.
We toured the museum. The toll in human life was unbelievable. I cannot imagine the horror.
Then we toured the battlefield ... stopping along the way to learn a little more.
The Gettysburg eternal flame.
The Virginia Monument -- each of the states who participated in the war built monuments to their fallen sons.
The view from little round top.
The kids hiked up their tower to get a better view.
I love spending time with my kids.
They are such great people!