Our final full day in Gettysburg was another rainy one, but we made the best of it.
Though the weather forecast called for rain for most of the day, when my sister and I awoke it wasn’t drizzling just yet, so we threw on our gym shoes and headed outside for a run/walk along the battlefield.
We ran for two minutes and walked for one minute for 5.25 miles and then we walked the last three quarters of a mile back to my grandma’s house for a total of six miles.
Our run/walk workout was a great one and it was so nice to have my sister with me. We talked the entire time which made the 90 minutes we spent outside fly by.
Once we made it back to my grandma’s house, I quickly hopped in the shower to wash the cold sweat off my body. Ick! After my shower, I put my pajamas back on, ate breakfast and lounged around the house with my family until lunchtime. It was a lovely lazy Sunday morning!
With our stomachs full of chicken salad sandwiches, my mom, dad, sister and I drove to my grandma Nana’s place to spend the afternoon with her. We spent some time working on a semi-complete puzzle and I realized I actually kind of enjoy puzzles! I always thought I didn’t have the patience for puzzles, but I started to get really into it!
When we saw the rain start to slow, my family and I hugged my grandmother goodbye and drove out to the Apple Harvest Festival but quickly realized that plan wasn’t going to work out. Cars were covered in mud and the rain picked up again, soaking those brave enough to venture out into the dreary weather.
We were bummed that the weather foiled our plans, but we made a quick pit stop at the Round Barn to pick up some apples instead.
It was a good plan b!
We walked around the pumpkin patch and said hello to some of the animals on the farm before heading home.
The pumpkins in the pumpkin patch were beautiful and very reasonably priced! If I wasn’t flying home to Florida, I would’ve bought a bunch to help give our house some festive fall flare!
By the time we made it back to my grandma’s house, we were ready for dinner. My sister and I teamed up to make baked shrimp and feta cheese pasta dish by following a recipe my grandma loves from Cooking Light magazine.
It was a hit with everyone!
After dinner, I spent most of the evening chatting with my grandma about our family tree. I’d love to do more research into our genealogy and took a bunch of notes.
Today is our last day in Gettysburg and we’re flying back to Florida in the late afternoon. I hope you guys have a great Monday!
Question of the Morning
- Have you ever researched your family history?