Moving On

In the last few days we did the Gettysburg Battlefield Museum, the Guided Bus Tour, drove part of the self-guided auto tour, saw the cyclorama and a diorama of the battle, that’s about enough. We’ll save the ghost tours, the grave-digger tours, walking tours, horseback tours, historic house tours, Segway tours, antique & Civil War artifact shops, and several museums for another time.

The last couple of days we just hung out and did some shopping. A drive to the Amish Markets at Hanover, PA, was interesting and fun.


Amish Markets at Hannover

Also in Hanover is the Utz Potato Chip factory. We were hoping to get in on the free tour they offer and were disappointed to learn that they don’t do it on Fridays. But we did stop in at the Utz Factory Outlet Store and picked up a few items.


Utz Factory Outlet Store


Utz Factory Outlet Store

And then back to Gettysburg for some shopping at the Outlet Shoppes there.


The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

This morning we checked out of the RV park at Gettysburg and drove to Grantville, PA, only 55 miles northeast. We can stay overnight at the Hollywood Casino and Race Track for free for a couple of days.


Hollywood Casino and Race Track

I have never been to a race track before so we spent some time checking this out. It was not very crowded so it was easy to see everything. It was a new experience, loved it.


Hollywood Casino and Race Track at Grantville, PA

We only stayed for two of the eight races scheduled for tonight and did not do any betting. It was interesting, seeing several people studying the race program books and papers with all the statistics and deciding which horse to bet on. I wonder how they made out.


My First Horse Race

Bernie and I are rather tight with our money and resisted doing any betting tonight, but I can see how this would be a great Saturday date night….gambling in the casino, betting on the horses, having dinner at one of the restaurants, drinking and listening to the live entertainment, maybe a little a little more time at the slot machines. We could easily blow through a thousand dollars or more….maybe tomorrow.

  • Lodging:  free
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