This is my last full week of summer vacation before the start of school meetings next week. I'm not complaining as I've had a relaxing and productive summer. My wife and I did some traveling and I got some work done on the Crater manuscript, which should be completed by December. I know, I know, I know, but every time I look something else needs to be fixed. A few days ago I learned that my teaching schedule for the coming year will change for the better. Where as I usually teach one section of an elective this year I will be teaching two each trimester. So, for the first term it will be two sections of Civil War, followed by two sections of Civil War Memory, and finally two sections of Race & Gender in the spring term.
Given that it is my last full week I decided to take a little trip to Gettysburg tomorrow. It's been a few years since I've been to the Disney capital of the Civil War, but I do want to see the new view sheds since they cut the trees on different sections of the battlefield. The plan is to leave Charlottesville around 6am and arrive in Gettysbury around 9am just in time to check out the new Visitor Center. I want to see for myself what all the fuss is about. From there I am going to play it by ear, but I will probably spend most of my time just walking on various sections of the battlefield. The weather should be beautiful so it won't really matter where I go.
I am going to stay in Gettysburg overnight. Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in town for dinner? In the morning I plan on taking a little run down West Confederate Avenue to the area around Little Round Top and back up Washington Street. Hey Jenny, how many miles is that? How I will spend the rest of the day has yet to be determined. Perhaps I will do some shopping downtown for a new kepi.