D.C. & Gettysburg
7/30 & 7/31/19
Since the next game was 3 days away and only up the road in Baltimore, David and I decided and planned for time to explore D.C. and Gettysburg. David was able to acquire a spot in a tour to visit the White House via a Georgia Senator. The White House was sort of dreamlike since it’s one of those places you always hear and see on the news (good or bad). You know it has history all around and throughout it. Getting to actually step foot on the grounds and inside and tour the WHITE HOUSE was extremely amazing and I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to do it again! We did have a delay on the tour with a bunch of others in the line to due Marine One picking up the President. After the White House we walked a ton up and down the mall up to the Capitol building. It was pretty hot and we got a little worn out, so we headed back to my friends place.
Gettysburg is less than 2 hours from D.C. It’s another place that as a Southerner, you have always heard about it in context with the Civil War. It’s a massive place. The bus tour we booked and went on did a fantastic on explaining the lead up, during, after, and nitty gritty details of the battle at Gettysburg. If you had no clue about this place or the history of it...you can still sense that something happened there. There is a spiritual shift in the air around this town and battle ground that anyone can sense there was a large loss of life. I became pretty emotional and lost in thought while on and after the tour. Anyone can drive around, park at different spots, and read about the different landmarks of the battle there in Gettysburg. I would definitely hope to come back and visit this place again one day.