Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gettysburg, PA

We arrived in Gettysburg last Wednesday and spent a week at Round Top Campground and then this past Thursday, we moved to Drummer Boy Camping Resort. Last Saturday was Linda's birthday (and also my daughters). Linda's family came to Round Top to spend time with us and help celebrate her birthday. Her daughter, Stephanie, drove up from Virginia...brothers and sisters and family came from NJ, VA and PA.

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The big pop up tent that Linda's sister and brother-in-law brought and set up came in handy because there were rain showers off and on all day. At one point, the storms were pretty nasty and everyone had to pile into the rig (about a dozen of us) so that made for a very cozy arrangement while we waited out the storm. It was a fun weekend and Linda had a great time with her family.P9080051

One of the highlights of the day, for Linda, had to be when "Elvis" sang Happy Birthday to her. He was performing at the campground and he  put one of his scarves around her neck and gave her a peck on the cheek.

This weekend we drove to Chambersburg and Linda is hanging out with her two sisters and their families. They have all gone up to their cabin and I am in town, catching up on the blog and sneaking in a nap. Tomorrow Linda and I are going to the Hershey RV show, which boasts to be the largest in the country. It's been quite a few years since Linda and I have been to it so looking forward to going there.

As I mentioned earlier, we are now staying at Drummer Boy Camping Resort and the park is huge ! Over 400 sites and we are at the far end of the property, which is about a 1/2 mile from the front entrance. The battle of Gettysburg will be having its 150th anniversary next year and the town is expecting about 4 million visitors from July 1 - 4. A lot of events are planned and one business owner told me that a hotel near her business has a 7 night minimum for a reservation at $500/night. Wow ! We are hoping to try and get some sightseeing in before we leave but it will have to be either in the evening time or the last week we are in Dover, PA cause next weekend I am going back up to Mansfield to spend time again with my mom and Linda's oldest son, Chad and his family are coming to spend the weekend with her at the campground. We will move to Dover on Thursday and stay at Gettysburg Farm Resort, which is a campground with an actual farm and petting zoo. Linda's grandkids will enjoy petting the animals and spending time with Grammy.

2 comments:

Bobbie and Jim said...

Talk about gauging $3,500 for a week's stay is outrageous!!! Glad you are both seeing family for a while. Miss ya.

Dave and Susie said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Hope you had a wonderful visit with family. By the sounds of it you did! :)