Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meeting Friends in Gettysburg

On Sunday we met our friends Madonna and Jim in Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National Military Park for a tour of the home and farm of President Dwight D Eisenhower. It was a great tour, but even more fun seeing Madonna and Jim again. They had just returned from Alaska and we had a good time touring the Eisenhower house and catching up on what we'd all been doing.The Eisenhower house and farm is a National Historic place and next to the Gettysburg Battlefield.

We had a nice little in service in the barn by one of the park rangers followed by a very informative tour of the house. We had no idea what a prolific and good painter Eisenhower was or that Mamie was so Victorian in her style.

The pictures did not turn out very bright since we were not allowed to use flash. This was a sitting area.

This is the portrait of Eisenhower that had hung in the White House. A little dark to see here.

This porch room looked familiar to me. I seem to remember pictures of Eisenhower taken in this room.

At any rate we had a great visit, took a lot of pictures and had a nice lunch at Dobbins Tavern before heading back to Intercourse.

Monday was spent visiting local quilt shops in the area---and believe me there are plenty.

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