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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Monday, 26 March 2012


Gettysburg Diary: Days 1 and 2 - Oh, I love Gettysburg - definitely the highlight of our trip for me so far. We arrived in Gettysburg early afternoon and were wowed by the wonderful Cyclorama painting - what a cool idea! The museum was fascinating also. Then we checked into our gorgeous B&B: the Gaslight Inn - our room was so gorgeous and in the bathroom we had a two person sauna shower - I have never seen or heard of such a thing before! Dinner was out at the historic Dobbin House, which is the oldest house in Gettysburg. The food was authentic Civil War era food, my drink was a Raspberry Shrub - a delicious champagne based cocktail and I had the most succulent frenched lamb chops with baked sweet potato and Pennsylvania mushrooms. Dessert was good old apple pie - yum! Our waitress, Karen, was so kind and helpful. The next morning we toured the battlefield with our wonderful guide, Jim Martin. His knowledge of the battle was encyclopaedic and his enthusiasm was boundless. It was the best way to experience the Gettysburg battlefield. After we finished our 3 hour tour, it was time to hit the road for Nashville, Tennessee.


Keeper of the Crowes said...

So happy to hear that you are having a great time in the USA. Your time in Gettysburg sounds wonderful!

Linda said...

Keep up the awesome pictures Kaye. I am so enjoying looking them and dreaming. Maybe in my next life I can take a trip like yours.


beagleAnnie said...

Hi Kaye,
It's great to see your enjoying your trip. I want to be a guide like him to make a trip memorable.

SoCal Debbie said...

Thanks again for sharing all your great pics! That meal sounds yummy!

mdgtjulie said...

Great piccys, Kaye. Love them. And apple pie would really hit the spot right now. (Actually, anything would as I haven't had dinner yet.) Love seeing your vacation pics.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

So glad you're enjoying your trip here in the States. Your photos are great! I've just given you a Liebster award! Check my blog for the details.

Shelleen said...

I just awarded you with the Leibster award. Please check it out on my blog.

Stitching Noni said...

Hi Kaye, it sounds like you are having the most wonderful time! Thank you so much for your updates - it's almost like being there with you. Love the pics.
Snap, I have also given you the Liebster award!
Enjoy the rest of your trip, looking forward to the next update ;0)

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