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 Posted: Fri Jul 18th, 2008 03:12 pm
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Thanks, Mike! I'll definitely check it out.

By the way, when you and your family biked the battlefield, did you do the whole field? About how long did it take? Were there any "tough" parts? Just asking!

Ole--are you paying attention to this? Warm that golf cart up!

Pam



 Posted: Fri Jul 18th, 2008 04:02 pm
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Pam,

We covered about 12 miles in about 10 hours.  It was a relaxed pace with plenty of "off bike" time to soothe the young legs. 

I worked it out that we saw LRT, BRT, Devils Den, The Wheatfield, The Peach Orchard, West Condereate Ave, the Virgina Monument, and Picketts charge before lunch. 

 I had to bring them to Friendly's on Steinwehr Ave to refresh them (they are 9 and 11) After lunch and some shopping on Steinwehr Ave we cut through the "old visitors center" and made our way down cemetery ridge back to LRT.

By the end my 9 year old daughter had enough and was wiped out.  They both did well though. 

The most difficult parts of the park was the area around LRT, and some big hills on West Confederate Ave. 

I can't wait to to it again in the fall!



 Posted: Fri Jul 18th, 2008 06:34 pm
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Patience, Pam. I'm still in the process of painting targets on the back of your t-shirts.



 Posted: Fri Jul 18th, 2008 06:41 pm
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By the end my 9 year old daughter had enough and was wiped out.  They both did well though. 
Your reward will come when she tells her children how much fun she had with you riding the battlefield. And then drags the little buggers off for a similar adventure.

ole



 Posted: Fri Jul 18th, 2008 11:45 pm
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Break out the cheese, 'cause here comes a little whine. After all my yappin about getting out of the car and doing a little hiking, the arthritis (Ed - Mr. A shows way too much respect for this #%@*%# disease) in my spine and hip jumped up and bit me this week. Ironically, as Ed points out, it was diagnosed when I hit 50. No matter the pain, I will be out stompin Manassas, Gettysburg, and Antietam in September, come hell or high water. Thank God for modern medicine. I'm also going to be checking out this bicycle thing - it sounds like a lot of fun.



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I have to agree with Ole--I think, though taking the kids along on our CW jaunts is fun, the real payoff will be for our kids' kids. I know I take my son to places I liked that my parents took me as a kid, just because I hope he'll do the same for his kids, for the same reasons (I also avoid taking him to places that I DIDN'T like--sorry mom and dad!).

It's ironic that I actually was the one who introduced my parents to the Civil War--it wasn't something they got me interested in. I took my parents to Gettysburg a few years ago to show my father where his ancestors in the 153 PA and the 149 PA fought, which was all new to him. It was a terrific experience for him!

Tim--sorry to hear about your diagnosis. But I like your attitude. Keep "soldiering" on when you can, and take along the Aleve!

Ole--sorry to have disturbed your concentration on those targets. You have about a week to finish mine. I head to Gettysburg on the 28th!

Pam



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laudanum anyone?



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Double handful, Capt Crow. Thanks.

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