Gettysburg & Hershey PA 2011

It occurred to me that I hadn’t posted the Pennsylvania vacation we took a couple of years ago. But then again, it’s the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, so in a way, I waited on purpose ;-) Well, it’s a few days late, but that’s the story I’m sticking to.


We started in Gettysburg at the visitors center, of course, where we grabbed maps of the 2-3 hour self guided driving tour around the park.

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There were statues and monuments everywhere. I think it would have taken a week if you stopped to look and read them all. So we settled for taking pictures instead.

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Aw man, really? Had to put the metal detector away :(

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We did get out and walk around a little in The Valley of Death.

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I don’t think this barn had anything to do with Gettysburg, just someone’s home, but it looked serene and I couldn’t resist taking a picture ;-)


We stayed the night in Harrisburg. Not much to do in Harrisburg, except take pictures of the Capitol building.

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The next day we set off for Hershey!

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Not much in Hershey either, unless you’re 8, so we set off for Amish Country to look for some of the old covered bridges.

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Except that it was pouring down rain, and rain is not a photographers friend…


So we headed home a little early. I would like to go back some day and actually see some of the covered bridges under nicer conditions  ;-)


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