We left NJ on Tuesday to spend 6 days at Codorus State Park, near Hanover, Pa.. I had been working on a jigsaw puzzle for days and managed to complete it prior to pulling out.
Right before leaving the house that once was ours, I took a picture of my favorite flowers. These are what we know as Secret Lilies. Long leaves pop through the ground early Spring only to die away completely. Then this time of year these lovely flowers come into bloom.
The drive to Hanover is mostly the same route we take when going to daughter Amy's in White Hall, MD. Over the Delaware Memorial Bridge, down I95 to Exit 93 and through Port Deposit, MD. Port Deposit sits next to the Susquehanna River. The main street through town is narrow. Behind the homes on the south lies the river, behind to homes on the north side of the road are steep hills with granite terraces.
At the end of Susquehanna River road we pick up Route 1 and turn left over the Conawingo Dam. One part of the road over the dam is really narrow. We always hope we don't meet a tractor-trailer or another RV coming our direction.
A stop for a coffee at our favorite convenience store. In our travels NO convenience store makes coffee like this one!
Our next stop was at the parking lot of the elementary school in Jarrettsville, MD. Amy often takes the girls to the playground there. We have done the same. We got there a short time before Amy and the girls arrived with the Sno-cones in hand. We transferred the girls "stuff" into our truck and headed to the campground.
We spent most of the rest of Tuesday just getting settled.
On Wednesday we went to the to grocery store, then had our hot dog roast on the campfire.
Charlotte took some pictures. Of her sister Abby:
Later in the evening we found the camp playground. What fun the girls had there.
Thursday was Charlotte's 5th birthday. We arrived at their house right after 5 pm. Amy had been busy the two days the girls were with us, painting and decorating. Charlotte checking out her newly redecorated room
After her favorite meal of spaghetti and meat sauce, it was time for cake and ice cream!
Abby really likes the chocolate cake.
After cake and ice cream, time to open the presents. A favorite was LOTS and LOTS of school supplies from Aunt T and Uncle Steve.
After spending some fun time with the family, it was time to head back to the campground for some well deserved rest and relaxation. On a sad note, we probably won't see these sweeties again until mid November. For a few moments there were tears from this Grandmom.
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