So, we survived day one. And two and three. We stayed in Gettysburg from Monday 7.31 to Thursday 8.3. John had taken the week off, so he explored his old stomping grounds at Carlisle Barracks, and did an extra run through Gettysburg. I had to get back to work, so we ended up exploring in the afternoons.
We took the auto tour of Gettysburg – and took the dogs. You basically get a map, and follow the well marked 26 mile route through the battlefields and stop and spots along the route to view the monuments and field exhibits that help explain the significance of the area and the personalities involved in the action. It was a real well planned tour, and was very moving. We were really impressed with the materials provided both in the map and throughout the tour. Definitely recommend this!
Gettysburg Farm RV Park, PA
The RV park we stayed in was part of the Thousand Trails network, and was pretty impressive. It is a working farm, so there are baby goats, horses, cows and other farm animals throughout the park. You pick your site, so we just drove around and found a nice level spot with some space around us. It was a nice place to stay while we explored the area. Most sites had some shade and full hookups. There is a creek that runs behind the campground, and there are some sites that backup right on to the creek (The Freedom Theory camped out on the creek – check out their videos!) It is about 20 minutes to Gettysburg. And there are plenty of places to stock up on groceries and eat out.
Overall, John seemed to have a great few days of downtime, and I got to establish myself working remotely while on the road, and all was good! Only hiccup happened just as we were leaving… stay tuned!