Wednesday 5 June – sunny with a high 28-30 Celsius today. We left Williamsburg and got to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in about four hours. The States are pretty close together, doesn’t take long to get from one to another. Not like the provinces in Canada.
Side Note – Here are some key facts about Ontario’s geography, which is where I live. The longest east-west distance in Ontario is 1,568 kilometres (974 miles). The longest north-south distance is 1,691 kilometres (1,050 miles). It would take 24 hours of non-stop driving to get across the province of Ontario. And Ontario is not even our largest province or territory. Quebec is our largest.
Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later…………….
Well it’s May 22nd and only 16-18 C but Sunny! 16 Celsius would be about 60 Fahrenheit. We left at 9 in the morning and sadly we hit construction on I-81. So slow. Except for stopping for gas we headed straight to Gettysburg. We stayed at Gettysburg Campground (Good Sam), site 221. This is a nice park, very clean. The owner told us this is the American Memorial weekend coming up and he said lots of parks would be booked up. We were going to stay here 2 nights, leaving Friday but a bad idea with the long weekend coming up. We have a nice spot, way at the back and private and quiet. We set up, which takes about 20 minutes or less. We have done this thousands of times and we have a routine now to unhook and set up everything.
Clint and I went on a long trip, again,this year. We left May 21st and returned home September 28th. We were only home a few days and then left again for Algonquin Park for two weeks. But……..that’s another story. I did post some items while on our trip to my Trums Travels Facebook page. It was very difficult to post on a small phone while traveling. Normally, I just wait until we get home after a trip and update my Blog. I prefer doing it at home as I can edit and post more photos. And I can also put more detailed information and website links. I am going to do a Blog page for each City we stopped at along our trip. Makes it easier for me to write and people to read. So Enjoy !
So, in a nutshell, our trip this year was 28,565 kilometres, 133 days, 50 campgrounds, 5 Canadian provinces, 16 U.S. states and one Federal District (Washington DC).
So we have been spending the last few days in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. We have been touring battle sites , going to museums and a whole lot of other things! We also drove about an hour from here to see where the battle of Antietam occurred. Approximately 23,000 men were killed in a 12 hour battle. So sad this area is beautiful and it’s horrific to think of what happened in the early 1860s. They’ve done a great job with the Gettysburg national military Park. The monuments the grounds everything is just so well done. The park rangers are great to listen to and they know every detail rate down to the time of every event that occurred. During the three fateful days of July 1-3, 1863.
The old part of the town of Gettysburg is quite something to walk around. They have a lot of buildings that were here during that time, all have a bronze plaque by their front doors stating this fact.
We did a double Decker bus tour of the battlefields with our guide telling us every detail as we went along the roads. We also drove the battlefield roads a few times by yourselves. So much history here.
I only have my phone to work with for doing my blog. I’m going to try to put a few things on and will update when we get home and I can download pictures from my camera.