Many thanks to Catrina and the rest of the wonderful staff at the James Gettys Hotel in Gettysburg! Welcoming and generous, thank you!
Well, delivered the dirt from Peter Guibert’s grave to the 74th Penna. Infantry marker. We know Professor Guibert was here as the drummer boy, as it marks the spot to which the Company retreated on the 2nd and 3rd days of the Battle of Gettysburg. Concluded with a final Taps to honor those who served before us.
Managed to hitch a ride with Cindy, a 14 year old grey Percheron mare, and her driver, Rebecca. Amazingly, they were driving a Bell Telephone Company wagon, just like Peter Guibert did 100 years ago today! What a coincidence – fate has been good to us this whole trek.
James Gettys Hotel our destination – and played a fun entertainment with our Blue and Grey Reunion band.
Thank you to the generous hospitality of the Cashtown Inn, am ready to go for the final stretch into Gettysburg!
Despite MotherNature’s best efforts, we are perfectly on schedule, and will arrive at the James Gettys Hotel at 12:00 noon, tomorrow, Thursday June 13. Please join us at 27 Chambersburg Street in Gettysburg.
Made 11 miles today. In the rain. Couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of the support team. Just outside of Fayetteville, PA. This puts us in a really good place, with about 20 miles to Gettysburg!
We made it over Tuscarora Mountain! 13 miles in one day, peak elevation at 2,458 ft.
We are soaked to the bone. Dark and gloomy skies. But we made it over Sideling Hill, keeping right on schedule.
Thanks for all the support we have been receiving – honks, waves, hoagies! Keep ’em coming, your moral support is keeping us going. One foot in front of the other…
We made it to the Coffee Pot in Bedford today, and we are right on track! Many thanks to Gary James for hosting the team at Denny’s to celebrate. Tomorrow it’s on to Breezewood.