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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Back to Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA

One of our first camping trips when we got our first RV was to Gettysburg, PA about 7 or 8 years ago.  We don't remember!   At that time we stayed at Artillery Ridge Campground, where we are staying again.

This is a Passport America campground that also gives a 10% discount to Good Sam members and 50% off to Escapees members.   The literature says the 50% discount is not in effect for Friday and Saturday.  We are  staying 11 days which includes one weekend.  They gave us the 50% discount for the entire stay.  Yippee! We seem to remember they did the same when we stayed here years ago.   I suspect they only maintain the weekend full price policy when people stay only for the weekend.

This campground is only about a mile from Gettysburg National Park.   One of it's draws is they have horseback tours of the battlefield.  We did this when we were here before.    The campground is larger than we remember it.   There are a lot more stables and pastures.   We pass several on the way of our site.

We are way at the back of the campground with very few other rigs in the area.   That is fine with us.   But we realize all this will change come the weekend.  That is our rig on the left.

For the next two days we are just going to relax.   When we arrived yesterday after only a 155 mile trip, we were exhausted due to the 98 degree temp and high humidity, so went out for dinner at the local Perkins.  

I love the settings of Gettysburg and the nearby towns of Abbottsville and New Oxford.   Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) passes through the town squares of these towns which are lined by old buildings such as hotels, restaurants, shops, etc.  This is the Gettysburg hotel.  

I got up early this morning and had my coffee outside under the awning before the heat set in.   Leonard joined me about 1/2 hour later.  Ah - this is a fine life!

Oh yes, welcome to Judy from Travels with Judy and Emma.    Good to see you here as our 70th follower.


Rick and Paulette said...

The Gettysburg Hotel is a beautiful looking old building. I'd love to visit there some day and see the battlefield.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

We have Gettysburg on our bucket list.

Donna K said...

Great, historic area. Would love to see it someday. I like the looks of your campsite...nice and quiet (at least until the weekend lol).

pidge said...

A new RV Park to add to our bucket list. Thanks for sharing the info about the park. Stay cool.

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Thanks from me, too, for letting us know about this park. A horseback tour of the battlefield sounds awesome! Gettysburg is not that far from here and hopefully we'll get back that way again to do more exploration of the entire area. Pretty darn warm here today, too.

Laurie and George said...

I love that whole area. Gettysburg is such a great historical battlefield, and the tour is terrific. We stayed at the hotel there, it was nice.

Jessica said...

Gettysburg is definitely on my list as well. :) Thanks for sharing the info about this rv park.

JOJO said...

Now I can say I was to Gettysburg when I was very young. But I remember it so well. Left quite an impression on me. I like the RV Park. Rest and enjoy.

Happytrails said...

We visited Gettysburg several years ago and just love the enormous amount of history there. The battlefield was awesome!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Horses and Len , boy bet he hates that :)
Donna W.