Monday, July 03, 2006

Happy Birthday USA!

The Fourth of July. A time when we all come together to remember the brilliance and sacrifices made during that hot, tiring summer in Philadelphia, 1776. And to eat large quantities of flame-broiled, nitrate-laden meat products.

July 4 weekend also means...reenactors! The Gettysburg battle was fought July 1-3, 1863 so this weekend typically sees the invasion of present-day Gettysburg by hordes of reenactors and tourists.

[sidebar: Why anyone would want to reenact a battle that killed more than 50,000 people is beyond me. Brewgal doesn't understand people who are nostalgic for wars.]
[other sidebar: They also scheduled Gettysburg Bike Week for the same weekend. Can you say culture clash and traffic jam four times fast?]
[other, other sidebar: Brewgal thinks Harleys are cool. ]

Except this year. The torrential rains that pounded the East Coast have flooded the Redding Farm, site of the reenactment. Check out the photos here. They've postponed the event for a week, hoping the waters will recede. Good luck finding a hotel reservation next weekend!

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