Our tour guide was Kevin, a man who used to go to our church, before he and his family went with our church plant that started closer to their house last fall. His wife, Megan, taught our older boys AP world history several years ago, and did a fantastic job. He graduated from Gettysburg College and worked as a park ranger at Gettysburg for several years. He met Megan there, while she was working at Dwight Eisenhower's farm, another historical site close to Gettysburg. He really loves Gettysburg and has a ton of knowledge, so we really enjoyed having him as our guide! I had never been to Gettysburg before, and I definitely didn't really have a clear picture in my mind of what had even happened there. Thanks to Kevin, I can no longer say that anymore! He walked us through the 3 days of the battle in an orderly, organized fashion, with lots of interesting anecdotes to make it memorable.
We got back about 5:00--just in time to eat dinner and head off to Bible study, where we had signed up to bring dessert and for Bob to lead! I was worried about falling asleep on the couch, now that I was warm and cozy, out of the wind, but I managed to stay awake. Anna picked a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting that she made, which was very well-received by the adults, and Micah picked brownies with mint frosting (also made by Anna), which were very well-received by the younger set. This was to celebrate their birthdays! It was a very good, although tiring, day. We all slept well last night!