Friday, September 12, 2014

Back from battlefields and family


A very happy me in front of General Lee's Memorial at Gettysburg.
I just got back from vacation yesterday hence the lack of posts(not that I'm a prolific poster anyhow) and lack of comments on other blogs which I'll try and catch up on as soon as I can.

My vacation was fantastic! It consisted of two vacations the first in Pennsylvania/Maryland (battlefields) and the second in Minnesota(family). Other then seeing family which was of course a wonderful joyous occasion in itself  I also got a chance to visit the holy grail of ACW enthusiasts  that being the Gettysburg battlefield! If that wasn't enough I also visited Antietam(Sharpsburg) and Brandywine battlefields as well!! To say I was on cloud nine would be an understatement!

It's too many pictures and thoughts to put into one post so I'll be breaking them down into several posts until finished. I may do them close together or spread them out depending on energy levels.

It's great to be back and I'm super charged to get painting as one would imagine!:-)

A view from the Little Roundtop behind Gen. Warren's Statue again at Gettysburg.
My lovely wife and daughter on Burnside's bridge at Antietam.
Washington's HQ at Brandywine.

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  1. Well if your enthusiasm and the first pics are anything to go by then your vacation really must have been absolutely gorgeous.It's good to have you back in Germany though as gaming here virtualy came to a stand still while you were wandering old battlefields.

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    1. Thank you Nick. The weather was hot and humid, but beautifully clear with no rainy days to spoil anything! It's was simply awesome!:-) I'm looking forward to some games!

      Christopher

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    2. Thank you Sascha it's always good to be home!

      Christopher

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  2. Wow! Great trip! I need to go to Brandywine sometime! Looking forward to more pics.

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    1. It was a great trip and I highly recommend it!

      Christopher

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  3. It must be hard not to feel like a Virginian when standing beneath such an imposing memorial. I simply have to get my act together and go see this place! Wonderful pictures Christopher! Nice to see your family supporting your interest in the battlefields. Now, you owe your wife 2.000 hrs of shoe shopping instead :0)

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    1. Indeed Lee's memorial is very impressive and does make you hear the call of Virginia. My family is very supportive of my hobby, but wisely opted out on the battlefields in favour of things like Hershey Park and joined me only on Burnside's bridge and let daddy tramp up and down the hot battlefields.:-)

      Christopher

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  4. Fantastic vacation! Nothing can beat a field trip to get the painting and gaming juices flowing. Great pictures and looking forward to more.

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    1. Thank you Jonathan and very true in that battlefield field trips get the juices going!

      Christopher

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  5. I'm delighted to see you were on vacation. Your family must have been delighted to see you and yours. Did you find it a bit weird to be back 'Stateside'? Great shots of the battlefields and it looks like you had some great weather as well. A well-deserved vacation!

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    1. Thanks Curt it was wonderful! It was a bit strange at first, but like a bike it always comes back. Other then hot and humid the weather was perfect!

      Christopher

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  6. Great vacation, Christoper! I got to spend two days at Gettysburg and it was an amazing experience. Looking forward to your photos and write-up!

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    1. Thanks and it was Monty! It is an amazing experience is it not! Sorry, I couldn't swing by for a visit, by I really had no time, but I would have liked to!

      Christopher

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  7. Great photos, glad you had a good time.

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  8. Great photos Christopher, very inspiring!

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  9. Welcome back, Christopher.
    The battlefield of Gettysburg is one of those battlefields I would like to visit most.
    I'm sure that you had a great time there.

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    1. Thank you Mike and it's always nice to be back. If you do ever get that chance to visit Gettysburg you will love it! I don't think any battlefield really compares!

      Christopher

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  10. Looks awesome Christopher. I am thinking of a trip over that way next year (all going well). Plan on going to Gettysburg and Sharpsburg. Brandywine sounds good too will have to include it. Any others worth a look near by?

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    1. Thank you Rodger and it was utterly awesome and you must go! Well, I only visited the battlefields mentioned, but there are several other ones nearby that I'm sure are worth looking at. Just punch in battlefields first and then after that forts in Pennsylvania and Maryland and you will see quite a few listings.However, Gettysburg alone will take days to see.;-)

      Christopher

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  11. You lucky man. Quality pictures Christopher, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Pat and more then happy to! I am indeed a lucky man!:-)

      Christopher

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  12. Great images there - I can imagine how inspiring it was being there - on such a beautiful day too!

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    1. Thanks Dean and the weather all the days was clear and beautiful!

      Christopher

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  13. Looks like you had a great time! Welcome back – I look forward to seeing your next projects!

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    1. Thanks Jonas it's nice to be painting again!

      Christopher

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