Friday, September 17, 2010

From Sea to Shining Sea

Dry and well rested, we woke up to a pleasant day on the edge of a battlefield. A visit to the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield was first on the agenda.
The site of the bloody battle that lasted 3 days, killed roughly 3000 and left 20,000 injured.
On November 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy, Abraham Lincoln stood here and delivered the Gettysburg Address here.

This was the nation's first national cemetery.

After a visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield Museum, we were back on the road.

It wasn't long before we crossed the Mason-Dixon line, the separation of the North and South. Passing it, we also entered Maryland, oh and, surprise more corn.

We crossed Chesapeake Bay a couple hours later and stopped for lunch at the Fisherman's Crab Deck in Grasonville, Maryland.

It was a light lunch, but who could pass through Maryland without stopping for crabcakes.

Ron and I split a plate of these freshly caught, freshly made cakes. The tender meat was topped off with a bay seasoning. Delicious!

Crossing the Delaware border we traveled through Rehobeth Beach to Dewey Beach and met up with Ron's friends Clark and Amelia who on the tail end of a vacation.

We'll stay with them tonight and take the ferry to New Jersey in the morning.

Dewey Beach gave us our first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. We have officially crossed the country, traveling roughly 5000 miles. Amelia believes this is where the term cougar originated. Based on what I've seen she's probably right.

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