Friday, July 29, 2005

York and the Drummer Boy Christmas

We started the day on a trip to York, to take in the historic sights between Gettysburg and this historic town. York is one of those cities where you can see the many faces of the East coast from the historic to the recent depression to the doorstep communities that drove this nation for years.

The first Thanksgiving was declared in York on November, 1 1777 to be celebrated Thursday December 18. This declaration was written by Samuel Adams who was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 27, 1722. He was a leader of the fight against British colonial rule, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Adams was a cousin of John Adams who became President of the United States.

It's hard to read in this reduced picture but this wall mural says "Service Above Self" - I just love some of the murals that artists have created around the country.

On a very old building hangs this water fountain of a lion. I found it interesting that the artisan that created it mounted it with a bolt through the head of the lion and from the looks of it had water flowing over the tongue of the lion.

Couldn't resist this one - Great name

If folks around the country think there are no patriots back East they better think twice. From Pennsylvania to Maine (that includes Massachusetts) these states are the roots of our country and the framers of our nation.

Back in Gettysburg after a quick run to T.G.I. Friday's we found out this weekend is Christmas in July at the Drummer Boy Campground. More pictures to come but this campsite at the "North Pole" is just out of our front window. Who is that masked man?

Well it's Kevin of course and I got a picture of Sharyn showing the little nipper how to make Peach Ice Cream.

As night fell the lights came up it was a very nice day.

No Scrabble

Quote of the Day -
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." ~ Samuel Adams, American Patriot Politician 1722 - 1803

1 comment:

severnriver said...

Sounds like old Sam Adams had a good head on his shoulders. Kevin is adorable. Has that "Redondo Boy" look to him...
Great blog...and the pictures are really nice.


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