9/19/14 Friday in Gettysburg,PA (Gettysburg Battlefield Resort-ROD)
For several reasons, we left around 10:15am: John wanted to record “Kelly and Michael Live”, we’ll avoid commuter traffic and we have a short trip ahead of us. There were some issues getting the P/S (Passenger Side) slide in but we managed. From now on we’ll make sure there is more gap between slide and wall before setting that slide out. A few stink bugs made their appearance in the rig as we were getting ready to go. Someone said they come out when the corn is being harvested. Others said they are seeking warmth. Both make sense for this to be the time they are searching out a new, cozy home in our RVs at the end of September, beginning of October. So we may see a lot more at this next campground.
Nice trip – US 322, I-83S, PA 518, then US 15 for the majority of our trip. That US 15 is 4 lanes, sprinkled with a few stop lights and speed limits for towns.
To be honest we’d planned to go to the South Jersey shore at this point, but it looked like we’d be traveling through heavily congested East coast traffic and committing ourselves to going south near Baltimore and Washington DC which everyone has recommended against. Thus we decided the Jersey shore wasn’t worth the stress. Call us wimps if you’d like, but that’s our decision. By going south now, we can cross to the East coast below those very busy cities.
We arrived in about an hour and a half, so after setting up (not very level so D/S slide has to stay in this time), we drove the car to Frederick, MD, to see the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
Some myths debunked:
Did You Know?
Clara Barton not only started the American Red Cross, she was in charge of finding Missing Soldiers. The room where she worked for this was in Washington DC and left untouched after she moved on in 1868– until the General Services Administration (GSA) re-discovered it in 1998!
On our way back home we stopped at “Beckley’s RV” to see if they had anything we’d be interested in. They did and we went through the process but once again we can’t afford it: used 2013 Winnebago Journey 36M. They gave us $56,000 for trade in and gave the price at $210,000 which meant we had to pay $154,000. Too much distance for them to drop to what we can afford. Sigh. Must look at even older used rigs I guess.
Very tired when we got home, but it sure felt good to have accomplished so much on a travel day!