We then went to pick up our tour guide who gave us a battle tour. Our tour guide served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot and teaches history at a local college. The guide gave us a very detailed battle description of July 1, 2, and 3rd of 1863, the pivotal battle that changed the tide of the war. I knew that the Union Army won the battle of Gettysburg, but I didn't know how close the Union was, and I mean very, very close to losing the battle they were. I also learned that a total of 620,000 people died and over 569,000 wounded during the civil war.
After lunch, we went to the visitor center for a few hours and then got on the road again on our way to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was another 2 hours on the road (yawn) and stopped for dinner and King of Prussia Mall. I ate a Taco and Burrito Supreme, my friends Bobby, Alex and Alan had Subway sandwiches.
We later stopped by the Philadelphia Art Museum, ran up the steps where Rocky Balboa did, then checked into our hotel, Courtyard Marriott at 7:30pm.
Our curfew was at 8:30 pm, since we had a long day, but actually fell asleep at 10:30 pm.
Tomorrow is another long day and I am looking forward to visiting Independence Hall.