The drive over to our Thousand Trails Park near Gettysburg was lovely. . .
only an hour and a half from Hersey. . .so a wonderful, easy travel day!
it’s called Gettysburg Farm ~ Outdoor World for a reason. . .
all these animals are on the premises. . .
you can even buy feed at the store and feed them yourselves. . .
the kiddos in the park love it!
now.. .to the reason for our stop. . .
Gettysburg National Military Park. . .
the Visitor Center. . .privately ran by the Gettysburg Foundation
is really great. . .we highly recommend the all in one ticket. . .
all three for $12.50 pp. ..well worth it!
The four pics following are from the Cyclorama
which is a diorama or mural in the round. . .
you can move around the platform
as the action unfolds. . .
you don’t realize how many details
you are missing until they are spotlighted. . .
really, really great. . .
you really need to see it all in person to get the full effect. . .
on Wednesday we wanted to continue touring the Gettysburg Battleground
following our Auto Tour CD we had purchased in the bookstore. . .
but alas. . .as we all know. . .all the National Parks are closed down. . .
so instead we enjoyed a scenic drive in the countryside. . .
checked out the fall colors and
the most historic covered bridge in Pennsylvania. . .nice!
as I was walking along a trail for a better vantage point of the bridge. . .
this charming little creature crossed my path. . .
I’m told it’s a garter snake. . .I was rather proud of myself
for not going into the screaming banshee
that I normally do. . .but he was real little. . .
and just went off into the woods minding his own business. . .
that’s the way I like it!
the apple orchards are loaded. . .
and the farm stands are just loaded with apples and pumpkins. . .
had to have a few. . .which I promptly turned into baked turnovers. . .delicious!
‘til next time,
Janice and Dave