BLUE PAINTED HILLS

Gettysburg Battlefield

Gettysburg Battlefield

First let me say that if you go to Gettysburg, please allow a full day; don’t try to fit it in en route as we did. The car tour alone, around the 24 miles of sites, takes 3 hours. But I digress…what I want to say is that a visit to Gettysburg is a brain full of ‘What if”s: What if Lincoln hadn’t been elected? What if the South hadn’t seceded? What if the South had won?

Memorial on the spot of Lincoln's address

Memorial on the spot of Lincoln’s address

What if Lincoln hadn’t signed an Emancipation Proclamation? Well, by now of course, there would have been a slave rebellion at least, but what if the South had been a separate country?

Luckily for us, it is not. The Union Army painted those hills blue and now I have got to Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia without having to use a passport. Thanks, Abe!

Sunset at Shenandoah

Sunset at Shenandoah

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4 responses to “BLUE PAINTED HILLS

  1. Andi, Thanks for the return visit to the Blue Ridge. We lived near there for a couple of years. Beautiful place. Here’s another Gettysburg ‘What if for you’. What if Lee had listened to Longstreet and withdrawn to fight another day? Gettysburg was the turning point. Safe travels.

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  2. Made me think about “What if?”

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