June 2, 2019 Pennsylvania
Headed to Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg Pennsylvania. We will be staying six days. Cost per night $57.59 per night.
Before leaving Natural Bridge/Lexington PA, we ate at the Pink Cadillac cafe for breakfast before we headed out. This an Elvis Presley themed restaurant, and the food was delicious.
We arrived at our destination around 3:00 PM, so we went to find somewhere to eat dinner. We ate at Gettysburg Eddies in downtown Gettysburg. This was a neat baseball themed restaurant. We gave them an A+.
Their was plenty of sunshine left in the day, so we decided to tour part of the battlefield. Our campground is just on the edge of the battlefield. We went to the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitors Center where we bought a self-guided CD to guide us through the battlefield. We toured for a short while, but we will come back another day and do some more.
On June 3rd we decided to head out to The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. You could spend an entire day in here there is so much to see. The cost is $25.00 per person. They do offer some discounts for military and seniors. We took a picnic lunch to eat while we were there.
After our tour and lunch we headed to Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. We took the factory tour which is Free. We bought so much chocolate we had to go to Walmart and buy a cooler to put it in so it wouldn’t melt.
We finished off the day by meeting some friends for dinner. We ate at Duke’s Bar and Grill and had good times catching up with friends.
On June 4th we had booked a tour to go into Washington D.C. We booked a tour for the day on a Wolf Tour Bus. The cost was $86.00 per person. We left the pick-up area at 7:30 .
We went to the Iwo Jima Monument, Arlington Cemetery, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument (it was closed for remodeling), Lincoln Monument, the Reflecting Pool (it was being drained and cleaned – it was a mess), World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (our friends that were with us found a cousins and a neighbors name on the wall), Monument to the Nurses who died in the Vietnam War, Korean Memorial, Ford’s Theater, Capitol (was being remodeled), Air Space Museum, White House, and the Mall.
There was a lot of construction going on, but we had a great day. We were totally exhausted by the time we got back to the campground.
June 5th we toured the Gettysburg Battlefield some more. We took lots of pictures. Wayne kept taking his wallet out and propping his camera up. Well guess what he left it laying on a cannon. Wayne and our friend rushed back to where he could remember using it last time. Thank goodness it was still laying there .
On June 6th we drove up into the Amish Country. It was a beautiful day and we saw many Amish buggies, horse and wagons, children playing and riding their bikes.
We ate at the Good and Plenty Restaurant which is an Amish home style all you can eat place. They bring bowls full of meat, bread, vegetable, and desserts out to the table. It was pricey at $50.00 per person, but it was definitely a unique experience. Here is a list of things we had to choose from: turkey, kraut and pork, fried chicken, ham salad, corn, creamed potatoes, gravy, carrots, butter noodles, stuffing, slaw, bread, butter, apple butter, chow-chow, applesauce, cheesecake, chocolate pudding, shoe fly pie, cherry pie, and ice cream. If you go away hungry it’s your own fault. We could barely walk.
June 7th is our last day in Gettysburg. We drove through some more of the Gettysburg battlefield. We went to explore some more of downtown Gettysburg, and ate at the Blue-Gray Bar and Grill for lunch.
We spent part of the day doing laundry and getting packed up to leave out tomorrow. We ended the day visiting with another group of friends at their home for dinner.
What a wonderful time we had in Pennsylvania.