So after all these travels we’ve done in our marriage, we decided to introduce a new hashtag! #bdtravlin will be the new place to go if you wanna go on a mini adventure while browsing your phone. We will be using it from now on and Ill do my best to go in and add it to our blogposts and instagram photos that go alongside that.
We were minding our own business here at the beach and we were hired to photograph an event for Starwood Preferred Guest in NYC within two weeks! We planned a super quick trip up to the city for the event, and then stopped at Gettysburg on the way back down.
So amazing! We were in the Rose Bar, along with a ton of huge Bastille Fans. It was nearly impossible to move around and get different angles but I ended up standing on the bar, and Dan was stage left. Sometimes its pretty damn amazing to be a photographer.
We spent the following day walking around in the city trying to hit up the most Christmas-y stuff: Santaland at Macys, The windows at Bergdorff’s, and just strolling down 5th Ave. The lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center was happening that night so we didn’t get to walk around there due to HIGH security. It was a fun time. We left before the sun set and headed south to Gettysburg.
The next day we got up and headed to the Battlefield.
Gettysburg is an absolute must-see place. It’s hard for me to even describe to you why other than to tell you its a place that we as American’s call trace back to as a crossroads in our history. The sacrifices made those three days really and truly shaped our history… directly. Its an overwhelming feeling standing on that sacred ground, and letting it all soak up into your toes and your spirit. I wasn’t expecting to connect so strongly with this place but there is something else there… something more than just fields, rocks, and trees. Just go. I feel like it needs to be told about in person, so hit me up for a coffee and I will tell you all about it.
â€œIn great deeds, something abides. On great fields, something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of soulsâ€¦ generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream; and lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls.â€ â€• Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Remember YOU are the “generations that know us not…heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them.”