Bob & Elsie's Adventures travel blog

Bob in Gettysburg

A small portion of the RV show

One of the craftsmen

One of the very convincing re-enactors

More re-enactors

The shoemakers area

On Tuesday we drove to Gettysburg. Since we spent two weeks there last fall we decided only to check out a few of the shops downtown that we didn’t go to last year.

Unfortunately Tuesday is a bad day to visit downtown Gettysburg, many of the small shops are closed on Tuesdays. We did find a few that were open and one really nice antique mall near the home where Lincoln stayed the night before his Gettysburg Address. We had lunch at a famous Texas Hot stand and then headed back toward Carlisle. On the way back we stopped at a produce stand and bought fresh picked apples and cider. We will miss the Apple Festival this year, as it is in October.

We spent all day Wednesday in Hershey at America’s Largest RV Show. The show was held in the same area as the car show we went to last fall when we met up with Scott and Sue. There were over a hundred RV’s on display and we checked out about 30 of them. For laughs, we even checked out a few of the $300,000 models. After we were too tired to go any further we went to Chocolate World. We bought some candy and watched a really cute 3D movie with dancing candy and some surprising special effects. I won’t explain them because then it wouldn’t be a surprise if you ever get to go there.

On Thursday we went to the Harrisburg Mall. Traffic around Harrisburg is crazy and there is a lot of construction. Today we ran across a Revolutionary War Re-enactment at the nearby US Army Heritage and Educational Center. We had seen the museum from route 81 the last few days but this weekend they are having this special program. We spent a few hours seeing demonstrations of life during the years of the Revolution. The park that usually has US Army displays of tanks and helicopters was set up like a marketplace called the Market at Washingtonburg complete with costumed craftsmen and women. There were displays of clothing, weapons, games and even food of the period.

We have picked out a flea market to visit tomorrow and then on Sunday we will be on the road again.

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