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On the drive to Gettysburg Google Maps sent me on some two lane highways that went up and over and through the hills. These winding highways with an occasional farm or house along the side of the road. While driving around a turn, there was a red car not too far in front of me. Suddenly something was going across the road in front of me, rather slowly. I peered to realize too late... it was a turtle! A split second later my left front tire rolled over him. I looked in the mirror to see the poor guy rolled over on his back. I hope I didn't kill him. The truck behind me was able to steer clear. If only I had a few more seconds I would have missed him, but there really wasn't that much space between me and the car ahead and very little time to notice.
So I got to Gettysburg in the late afternoon. A sign pointing to an info station pointed to restrooms only. I saw a sign pointing the auto tour and followed those, figuring it would eventually get me to the museum. I found a sign for one museum, but that turned out to be just a hotel musem in a restored building, not the main one. There were thousands of monuments, and I stopped to get photos of every one that I could. Each time I thought I made it to the biggest collection of monuments, there were larger ones farther off. I finally found a map and followed the map to a collection of large rocks, a lookout tower, and finally the Pennsylvania monument, none of which were solitary monuments. There are seriously thousands of monuments there.