no prejudices or anything, but i really love the manassas battlefield much more than gettysburg. i hung a left out of harrisburg yesterday afternoon and drive through gettysburg. it's so...commercialized. so many trinkets to buy stating that "i've been to gettysburg!" the manassas battlefield is much calmer and gives one the ability to focus on the real purpose of going to these sacred places. reflecting on our history, grateful thoughts for those who fought for our freedom, and spending time with friends and family.
i know gettysburg hosted lincoln, and therefore its better-known, and also that the battle of gettysburg was a turning point in the civil war, but really - does everyone need to capitalize on that by opening stores entirely dedicated to green, orange, and all things irish?
i was glad to roll back home last night and i've been thinking about when i can go visit manassas battlefield. when it cools down, i think a picnic and kite flying are in order. want to come?