Hey everybody, I wanted to let you know that we are headed to Gettysburg and Antietam tomorrow and that I will not be posting for about ten days.  We’re looking forward to a fun and active trip.  I have been to Gettysburg the last four years and every time I visit I realize how much more there is to see.  My goal is to take at least five ranger tours, in addition to various other things we have planned.  Somehow I suspect a few regiments of toy soldiers will be making the march from Steinwehr Avenue to Brooklyn, NY as well.

This coming Tuesday, June 21, is the first day of summer.  The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at all parks that day.  (Many are free year round, too, of course.)  I guarantee that wherever you happen to live, you are close to one of our nearly 400 National Parks and Monuments.

Enjoy your summer.