Monday, July 8, 2013

Nights 185 and 186

Small Part of the Union Camp

Hi and welcome back!

Welcome to the new reader from Serbia!

On Friday, my dad, my grandfather and I went to Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary battle reenactment.  The first battle was the cavalry, with about 1,000 soldiers on horses or on foot.  There was another battle later in the day with more soldiers, but it was really hot, and we didn't stay for that one.

Officer's Tent

After the cavalry battle we went to the Union camp.  I was amazed by how far tents have come in the last 150 years.

In the camp, all of the tents were exactly like the ones they used in the Civil War. Most were just 6 foot long canvas tarps supported by sticks. They wouldn't have been very waterproof, and I'm sure they were very heavy.

We also saw several officers' tents.  They were pretty nice.  Some had beds and everything.

Not Sunset?

On Sunday evening when my dad and I were hiking we saw a patch of orange sky. At first we thought that it was the sun setting, but than we realized that it was in the east and not the west, so it couldn't have been that.

Neither of us could think of a logical explanation, so if anyone can tell why that happened, I would appreciate it if you could comment.  We did have a thunderstorm come through about an hour before we hiked, if that helps.

Thanks for reading!


  1. As with most sunsets the orange/red spectrum of light are longer sothis is why we see a orange/red sky in the west. However seeing as this was in the eastern sky, it could have just been light being reflected off very high cloud and showing up there as it looks like a much paler orange than you usually see in the west.

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