John and Sandy's RV Adventure Journal

Pennsylvania

Gettysburg, PA

Larry, John and I went on a private guided auto tour today. This is well worth the money. Bob is our guide for 2 hours and he drove Larry’s car and took us around to the various battlefields and explained how the 3 day battle progressed. It was good that we had learned about the battle before this tour. It made the tour that much better.

After the tour, Larry headed home and so did we. John needs a hike and followed the horse trail out the park. It took him out to the battlefield by Little Round Top. Later we headed to Larry’s and walked through Gettysburg. Larry took us by the train station where Lincoln came in to give the Gettysburg Address. Now we stopped at Hauser’s Winery in the square for open mic. Chicago Sandy got to jam to Mary Jane’s Last Dance. Another artist, Linda, played an Indian flute.

Gettysburg, PA

Today is a big history day. We met Larry at the visitors center of Gettysburg Natl Military Park and first watched a film about the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. Next was the Cyclorama. This was very interesting. It’s a 360 degrees by 42 feet high painting done in 1883 by a French artist. Based on the battle on July 3rd, 1863. There is narration and spotlights on the battle (painting) as the battle takes place. Now we went through the museum. Larry took us on a history driving tour of the area and of where he grew up. We went to the covered bridge, saw Larry’s childhood home and school. Now we are ready for dinner. We stopped at The Mill for wings and brewski’s.

Gettysburg, PA

This park is not full now, but this weekend it will be packed. It’s 4th of July and this is the weekend that the Battle of Gettysburg was fought. There is a 3 day reenactment this weekend. So we had to move to different site for the rest of our stay. Now we went to Larry’s and we took a walk though downtown Gettysburg. We stopped at Ernie’s Texas Lunch for hot dogs. Now it out of town and up to Biglerville and the Hauser Estate Winery for open mic night. The winery is set on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley with hills all around. We met the hosts, Ash and Tom. Chicago Sandy got to jam with them and Jim for 1 song. We stayed until it was almost over and enjoyed wine and hard cider and a lot of music from various artists.

Gettysburg, PA

We have a very short distance to travel to Gettysburg Pa today. Only 100 miles. So we got to Artillery Ridge Campground and all set up by 1pm. We headed to Our Lazy Lakes buddy, Larry’s house in downtown Gettysburg. We all headed to Camping World in Hanover. Our touchpad on the leveling system went bad and needs to be replaced. Now were at Larry’s and having some cocktails and taking a tour of his home which was built just after the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. We relaxed in the back yard and met his neighbor Ellen, which we have met before down in the keys.