Location: Lancaster, PA (High 84, Low 60)
Over the weekend, we spent a very nice couple of days at Richmond North/ Americamps KOA. Other than finding a Wal-Mart and picking up a few necessities, we pretty much spent the weekend doing nothing much at all.
The highlight of our weekend was definitely the surprise visit by Bob and Bunny, friends that we met waaaay back in April 2011 when we went to the RV Dreams rally in Sevierville, TN. It was such a pleasant shock to hear a knock on our door and see people that we recognized. It was so great to catch up on the past two years! Bunny, if you are reading this, yes, I got sidetracked and forgot to take your picture!! You didn’t do that on purpose, did you?
We were very happy to make it past the busy urban areas, and pull into Jellystone Campground in Williamsport MD. It was easy to tell that this would be a very family oriented campground during the summer season, but being only April, it was practically empty.
They advertise free wi-fi, but I don’t know about that. There were only a handful of other rigs there and we couldn’t get to anything. So I highly doubt it would be any better when the campground is full. And, our phones had no internet service whatsoever. We were in a completely dead zone.
It was the bloodiest single day battle of the Civil War, with 22,720 casualties.
There was an auto tour with 11 stops which we followed, and at some of the stops there were hiking tours over certain paths for different stages of the battle. We didn’t have time to do all of that yesterday, but I would like to go back another time when we are able to stay for a couple days.
This is the monument to Clara Barton, who ministered to men on the battlefield while the battle was still going on.
It was a powerful place to spend a few hours.
This morning, we packed up and headed to our current location, which is Lancaster, PA!
We are looking forward to a fun-filled few days…a little sightseeing tomorrow and a Heartland Owners Campout starting on Friday.