Sunday, September 16, 2007

Moving Forward, Going Back

On a whim I decided to take the little brewers to Gettysburg for the weekend. This is the first time I've stayed overnight in Gettysburg since we lived there. It was an odd, wonderful, disorienting experience. As we drove around I began to understand that life does not stand still, even in a small town. Thank goodness for that. Change and growth is good for the town but begets a whole bunch of "you can't go home again" wailing from traditionalists with a Wolfe fetish.

The little brewers had an absolutely wonderful time. This was Little Brewer #2's first experience in a hotel. Actual transcript:

#2- "Wow, look! Two beds! Do we get to sleep on one?"

Brewgal- "Yes, you two get one bed and I get the other one."

#2- "Look over here! A TV! We can watch TV, just like at home!"

#1- "And the bed is so comfy!"

#2- "Mom! There's even a bathroom! Can I use the bathroom?"

Note the exclamation points. LB#2 likes to speak at FULL VOLUME.

Same and different:

  • The now-defunct Gettysburg Brewing Company storefront is still vacant.
  • The karate school has new digs.
  • There are at least two new coffee houses.
  • The yarn store appears to be gone.
  • There is now an Adams County Winery store.
  • Kennie's Market has a huge new store.
  • The Appalachian Brewing Company has a brewery up on Seminary Ridge (beer review coming soon). And they have good pizza!

We spent most of Saturday climbing rocks on the battlefield. We took a picnic lunch out to Spangler's Spring. The best climbing rocks are in Devil's Den, but they are a bit much for little kids. Spangler's Spring has a nice flat spot for sitting and some low-level rocks perfect for the LB's. Added bonus: port-a-potties, a must when traveling with small bladders.

I made good progress on the log cabin blanket.

posted by Brewgal @ 11:15AM

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