Writers Retreat photo highlights, part 2

I took 164 pictures over three days (17-19 April 2009, this past weekend) before my camera’s battery died, narrowed it down to about 75 pictures in a “highlights” album, and have now uploaded a few of those here for your viewing pleasure. If you want them all (Donna? Rocks?), or if you want the highlights, let me know and I can email them to you as a zip file. Click on the photo for a bigger version. Enjoy! [Click here for Part 1]

Part 2: 19 April 2009

Morning, just before leaving Caledonia State Park. Justice, Mimma (the cat), Sarah, and Donna sit in the dining room on Sunday morning. We were sad to leave, but check out time was 10 AM. (Boooo to state park regulations!)

Morning, Gettysburg battlefield. Cory (pointing) explains to Justice (and the rest of us) what happened on the morning of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1 July 1863. He’s an excellent guide. ^_^ Thanks, Cory!

Morning, peace monument on the battlefield. I was standing at the monument looking down at the parking area, where Donna (black shirt), Justice (posing), and Ken were still getting out of their cars. Justice didn’t realize I was snapping the photo at that moment. Candid = priceless.

Morning, peace monument on the battlefield. Cory told us about the Confederate canons (in the background) that could shoot up to five miles. Awesome for long range attacks, obviously, but not so much when the Union troops are 300 yards down the hill attacking you. [Left to right: Sarah, Justice, Ken, Donna (sitting), Cory.]

Morning, peace monument on the battlefield. Left to right: me, Justice Donna, Cory, Sarah. Ken took the photo. I got to tell them about The Civil War Report. They thought my junior high school was nuts, and I have to agree.

Lunch, The Pub & Restaurant. Left to right: Justice, me, Donna, Sarah, Cory. (Ken took this photo as well.) One of Donna’s friends from work recommended this place but couldn’t remember its name and kept calling it “the pub”… We arrived to find out that “The Pub” is its name. Who’da thought? ^_^

Shortly after lunch, my camera’s battery died, so this is all you get. We walked around Gettysburg and then Donna and I drove to Wilkes-Barre, where I caught a bus back to New York. I arrived home around 11 PM on Sunday.

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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