Although there were rain showers overnight, the rain was gone by morning. That’s the best way to have rain, if you ask me. I slept a little late because we had some “neighbors” in the next room who never learned to talk in their “indoor voices” when they were young. Or younger, I should say, since they sounded like late teen or twenty-something girls. Slamming the door – again and again after 11:30 PM. Screaming at each other in the room. I hope they’re gone tonight.
When I did get up, at almost 9 AM, my husband was ready to go for a ride. So I threw on my clothes, ran a brush through my hair and put on my jacket. He wanted to take a quick trip down to Gettysburg (about 45 min drive) to check out the location of the new visitor’s center for the battlefield that will open next month. We will probably want to visit it when we come this way with his parents in May, so he wants to know where it will be in relation to the other places we will visit.
The drive down was pleasant with the few remaining clouds drifting away as we neared Gettysburg. We located the new visitor center with no problem, then drove through some of the battlefield roads. Every time we visit the battlefield, I feel a kind of heaviness in my heart that I can’t explain. I know it is due to the pain and sadness those who engaged in the battle felt. But I don’t even have to think about it to feel it. Interesting.
We decided to tour one of the museums in the area to amuse ourselves for a while. Then, on our trip back to Mechanicsburg, we decided to pick up a few Powerball tickets. No one won the jackpot on the last draw and it’s going to be worth about $275 million tonight. The odds are definitely long, but no ticket, no chance at all. I like to dream from time to time, so a few bucks is a small price for a chance to make the dreams come true.
My step-son and his girlfriend should be close to Mechanicsburg by now – we expect them within the next hour or so. Then it’s off to food and hockey. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Right now I’m going to go watch the news. I have a cousin who lives in greater Atlanta, so I want to see what’s up with the tornado damage.