Friday, May 29, 2009

Rocks In My Head, Bears In My Heart

Sorry I don't know how to remove the music from the slide show at the end of this post. It seems to be built in to the program I used. Please turn off your speakers before you click to watch

After a good night's sleep our second day in Gettysburg got off to a little better start. We headed out to tour more of the battlefield. One of my favorite places is the famous Devil's Den.
If you know any of the history of Gettysburg then you probably already know that
the photo below is a famous one.

It is the Body of a Confederate sharpshooter, behind famous shooting blind at Devil's Den. (Taken on July 6 or July 7, 1863, by Alexander Gardner.)
It is now believed that the photo was staged for dramatic effect with a body recovered elsewhere.

This photo is how the area looks today and the photos below show my grandson playing on the huge rocks.

After playing here awhile we went a few miles south of town to The Boyd's Bear Factory

This video is long, but if you take time to view it I am sure you will enjoy the shop. As you can see they sell more than just bears.
My grandson made a dog while we were there (see video) and he named him Gettysburg..
That little stuffed dog has now gone everywhere with us..
Enjoy watching the slide show and I will continue more of what we did in my next post.

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Blogger PEA said...

Oh Patty, I so enjoyed seing that slideshow...that factory is one place I would just love to visit. I think I would end up getting a Raggedy Ann! lol Loved seeing your grandson helping make his own little puppy, so precious.

Devil's Den is fascinating. Awesome to see that picture of what it looked like during the war and what it looks like now. xoxo

June 1, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Devil's Den is most definitely an awe-inspiring place. Last time we were there, I took a picture of my cousin in the same spot that the shot of the soldier was staged. I didn't make her lie down and pretend to be dead, though!

June 2, 2009 at 9:02 PM  

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