08.10.16 Gettysburg Battlefield Resort in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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This is the office which is much more beautiful right now than this picture shows. Flowers are hanging and blooming everywhere!
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The park map – click on it to enlarge it

TRG-Main entrance_fullAugust 10, 2016 – If you remember recently I wrote about the challenges we’ve had RVing in the Northeastern part of America.  Today it happened again but the outstanding front desk staff at Gettysburg Battlefield Resort really came through for us.  Mary Ann and Lisa we thank you!

Two days without satellite television and/or 50 amps can be tolerated, but the potential of 14 days without satellite and 50 amps doesn’t work at all for us. I won’t explain here because I explained in detail in the previous post.

Gettysburg Battlefield Resort is a Coast to Coast resort so our stay here is free which is definitely a plus.  It is perfectly located near everything we want to see here in Pennsylvania and to be able to stay for two weeks without traveling the highways made it absolutely perfect for us.

Some of the sites here are 50 amp with water and sewer, some are 50 amp with water only, some are 30 amp with water and sewer and some are 30 amp with water only.  It’s $8 for one of those lovely honey wagons to “visit” and pump out our “stuff”.  Next year all the sites are to be upgraded to include sewer service.

When we checked in we were given site 240 which is only a 30 amp with water only.  She thought we should get satellite there.  We let her know we really need 50 amp so she contacted her boss to see if they could do something and they did so we went to check out site 209 which was a 50 amp with water site.

After checking out the satellite situation at the site Roy determined we wouldn’t get satellite.  He walked over to the original site and there was no satellite there either.  Roy has this neat phone app that he points up to the sky and can see if there is service or not so that’s what we’ve been using.   Roy determined that there were three empty sites that were 50 amp that got great satellite and wrote them down.

Back to the office we drive in Dora.  The very friendly front desk lady Mary Ann called her boss Lisa to come to the front desk.  We showed them the sites we found but we learned that all were booked during our time.  They did a lot of searching and who knows what they had to do in their system but they came up with three different sites with 50 amp, water and hopefully satellite.  Roy jumped on a golf cart with a staffer and went to check out the locations.  Turns out site Y was perfect for us!!!!!!!!  Yay!  I could almost see Roy with a happy step coming back in to declare we were set!

We are here for 14 days with 50 amps of electricity, water and great satellite.  No sewer still but they have that adorable “Honey Wagon” to come service us once a week or so.

We both appreciate the outstanding customer service they provided us to get us situated.  I recommend them to anyone who is traveling in the area.

There are several beautifully landscaped cabins around the park.  These are photos I found on the web which doesn’t show all the flowers blooming.

DSC004421_full cabin-lincoln This week we plan to go to Hershey, Pennsylvania to tour the Hershey factory and see a 4D Hershey movie.  We will also go to the Gettysburg Battlefield and Eisenhower’s home.  Next week seems a long way off so these two are what we are focusing on right now!

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07.05.16 Cold Hollow Cider Mill and Braggs Farm Sugarhouse

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – After touring Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory we drove over to Cold Hollow Cider Mill.  The mill was not in operation that day but we got to taste their apple cider which was delicious.  Other than the mill there is a large shop where they sell all things made from apples and from maple syrup including bakery items, jellies, etc.

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They make cider donuts there and we enjoyed a half dozen of them!20160630_152853 20160630_152905

While this wasn’t a tour it was a cool place to visit!  From there we went to Bragg Farm’s Sugarhouse.

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Their manufacturing season is in the Spring so they were not collecting and processing the maple when we visited.  We watched a video about how they do it.  These are some of the 2500 pails they collect the syrup from the trees in.

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Our wonderful Boondocker’s Welcome hosts in Orange, Vermont, Marj and Lee treated us to a delicious dinner Friday evening.  We had a wonderful time visiting with them and getting to know them better.  We left their house fatter and quite happy!

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Saturday morning we left their home and drove to Twin Ells RV Park in West Chazy, New York. It’s in upstate New York near Lake Champlain.

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07.04.16 Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour in Waterbury, Vermont

imagesMonday, July 4, 2016 –  Ben & Jerry’s factory is located at 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Route 100, Waterbury, VT 05676.  It is a very cool place to visit, to tour and to enjoy their ice cream.  The cost was $3.50 for Seniors.

We visited there last Thursday.  We have ever eaten Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and we found we liked it, especially the chunks of things in it.  Blue Bell is still the best but this was a cool tour and we loved that they gave us samples.

They do not allow photographs to be taken of the actual factory but I took photos when I could in the public areas.  Here they are!

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Here we enjoyed their generous samples, Roy got two of them!!20160630_145013

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 This is their Phish Food flavor which of course sounds like Fish Food when you say it.  We bought some of this at the grocery today(Monday) for Roy to try and a pint of Cherry Garcia for me to try20160630_145407

 When we finished the tour we went on to see Cold Hollow Cider Mill and then to see Braggs Farm Sugarhouse where they make maple syrup. More on those places next!

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