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Old 02-03-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Gettysburg-- Pennsylvania: War & Peace



Pennsylvania: War and Peace

March 30 Ė April 9, 2014

Just over 150 years ago, in a sleepy little Pennsylvania town, cannons roared. Over 157,000 Americans fought one another, and more than 51,000 died. Over those three days occurred one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles in American history.

Today the sprawling battlefield that changed the course of the Civil War and America lies peaceful and still. We'll stand on this historic and hallowed ground when we visit Gettysburg to explore the events leading up to the Civil War and to the Battle of Gettysburg. We'll tour the battlefield and visit the key sites, culminating with Pickett's Charge and the fighting that turned the tide and marked the high mark of the Confederacy.

When we visit the National Cemetery we'll be on the site where Lincoln declared that, "The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."

From Gettysburg we'll move on to Bird-in-Hand in beautiful Lancaster County, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish Country. You'll have an opportunity to visit with these "Plain People", to see their way of life, and to sample their wonderful food. In and around nearby York you can visit the factories of many of the local companies to whom the term "Made in America" is a part of their very existence.

Join FROG in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside as we revisit the history, sights and sounds of war as well as enjoying the peaceful serenity of today.



Your ten-night Gettysburg and Bird-in-Hand adventure includes:
  • 7 nights of camping at Artillery Ridge Campground, the closest to the Gettysburg National Military Park
  • 3 nights of camping at Country Acres RV Park in Bird-in-Hand
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Three (3) Continental Breakfasts
  • Three (3) Lunches
  • "Half Stitched" Amish Musical and Farewell Dinner Buffet
  • One additional dinner
  • Two (2) Battlefield Tours
  • CD for additional Self-Guided Tours
  • Tour of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Home and Farm
  • Admission to Gettysburg Diorama and History Center
  • Admission to Gettysburg Museum, "New Birth of Freedom" Film, and Cyclorama
  • Admission to Gettysburg Ghost Lab Haunted Attraction
  • and more!
All of this and more is only $1,195 for two adults in an RV, or $870 for one adult in an RV. Additional persons age 12+ are $325, age 6-11 are $210, and children under age 6 are free.

Join FROG in the Keystone State. You'll never forget what you did there.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:32 PM   #2
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Y'all have fun and take care of Eddie for us! Dan & Lynn
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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Have a great time, might drop in at Country Acres on Sunday to see you hope you have good weather.
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Will be leaving on April 6 from Country Acres not sure if we will be there when you arrive but have fun in Gettysburg and Lancaster.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:46 PM   #5
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We had over two inches of rain on Saturday and Sunday, along with some sleet and ice thown in for good measure on Sunday. By late Sunday afternoon, though, we were able to get out to Gettysburg Eddie's and enjoy a beautiful welcome dinner.

Today was a gorgeous day -- a little windy, but not a cloud in the sky. We visited the Visitors' Center and enjoyed a film about the battle, the Cyclorama -- an AMAZING 360-degree painting, 42 feet and 377 feet in circumference, that tells the story of Pickett's Charge on the final day of the battle. You stand on a raised platform, with artifacts from the battle going down a hill and seemingly blending into the painting. With lights, incredible sound, and narration, it tells the story of the high water mark of the Confederacy and Lee's high-stakes gamble that ended the chance of Confederate victory in Pennsylvania.

From there we had lunch, then embarked on a short battlefield tour with a licensed guide. Tonight, Skip Fuller, on of our FROGs and an avid amateur Civil War historian, will give a presentation on the battle, and a lot of us will go back tomorrow to visit sections of the battlefield related to the first day of the battle. Thanks to Skip for sharing his time and expertise to add so much to our visit.

Gettysburg Cyclorama
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Will be leaving on April 6 from Country Acres not sure if we will be there when you arrive but have fun in Gettysburg and Lancaster.
Joe and Diane, we'll be arriving at Country Acres on Sunday the 6th.
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dblr, stop by, we'll be glad to see you.
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Thank you Skip. Wonderful and educational presentation
Company wonderful. People superb.
Thank you all.
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Hope everyone enjoyed themselves and there will be some pictures to follow. Joanne and I had the good fortune to represent Frog at the Kitchener RV show this past weekend courtesy of a local Palomino Dealer. Every time the door to the outdoor exhibits opened on Friday and Saturday we thought of you guys camping in the cool weather. Thank goodness the sun came out and the winds died down Sunday. Maybe spring is finally here. Old Guys (Brian and Joanne)
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