And what a great time we had with Emily and Joe. They were wonderful travelers and very interested in everything we did. Sometimes you would think they weren’t listening but when asked a question they had the answers immediately so what you see isn’t always what is real…they do listen and retain what they see and hear. Loved every minute of our vacation.
A week was long but hardly long enough for what we had planned.
I won’t put all the pictures on because it would take me a long while to do it and you would get very bored so just a few from each day.
So I will do the first 4 days to start with.
Day 1 – on the drive out.
We stopped in Cranberry for the first night so we didn’t have but 4 hours to go the next day – 14 hours would have been too much for the kids – and us!
Then over to Strasburg to take a ride on the Strasburg Railroad. It was a fun 45 minute ride up to Paradise and back on a steam locomotive. We chose to sit in the open air cars and boy it was windy – I had rooster tails the rest of the day.
Day 3 – Gettysburg
We hired a guide to come along in our car and this was the best thing we did being the kids were with us.
Our guide was like a walking book – he had such knowledge and made it fun and interesting.
Day 4 – Market day
We first went to downtown Lancaster to Central Market and then headed up to Roots Market
Every time Doug and I went to Lancaster we took a loaf of Cinnamon Swirl bread back home to Joe – we did this from the time he was about 2 – he called it ‘circle toast’ and so we HAD to buy some for him to take home. Bought him 2 loaves and put it in the freezer that night to keep it fresh. And we bought one for us for the week too.
I will leave you with this for today because the next day was New York City – a few photos on this day!
I made a few purchases on the trip – I’ll probably put them on the last post.