Happy Thursday, friends!
Part 1 was our first day where we spent the day in Philadelphia and then went to Atlantic City to spend the night. Our goal on this trip was to see and do as much as we could while traveling through as many states as possible! We ended up seeing 5 states in 4 days! You certainly can’t do that when traveling from Texas! It takes us 4-5 hours just to get out of our own state! 😉
Day 2 started with us waking up bright and early in NJ and driving 2 1/2 hours to Baltimore, MD for lunch!
We arrived late morning and walked around the Harbor. It was beautiful weather!
The Harbor area is so pretty. There were a lot of stores and shops in the area too.
We decided to try Phillips Crab Deck for lunch. It was a cute little restaurant on the water.
I ordered the Lobster Roll.
Friends, it was DELIGHTFUL!
THE BEST Lobster roll I have ever eaten!
See my smile?! My mouth is watering just looking at this picture! SO GOOD!
We checked out the ships and more of the Harbor after lunch.
And we came across Barnes and Noble!
Gosh, I love a good book store!
I’m the nerd that loves the smell of the books and coffee and I can wander through just browsing for hours!
We left the Harbor area and went to see Babe Ruth’s birthplace!
This was one of the things on Mark’s list he really wanted to see while in Baltimore.
Our schedule didn’t allow for us to tour the museum. We had more places to go! But it was fun seeing the quaint little street and area.
Back in the car and we drove a little over an hour to Gettysburg, PA.
My brother-in-law, Shannon, is a huge history buff! We were all excited to see the battlefield but Shannon was definitely the MOST excited!
You can walk the battlefield or there is a driving tour as well. We didn’t have a lot of time so the lady that assisted us recommended for us to walk to this specific lookout point and then back to the visitors center. However, I would definitely recommend doing the driving tour. You can go at your own pace and still get out and walk around any time you’d like. I think you would see so much more that way.
Fortunately, the weather was nice and we enjoyed walking and being out of the car for a while.
We stopped at several monuments throughout the battlefield.
Shannon and Karen! Aren’t they cute?!
We have so much fun traveling with them! Such a blessing when your family is also some of your best friends!
We made it to the lookout point and the views were breathtaking!
I could have spent hours here. There was so much to see and it was so interesting to read all the facts about the soldiers and the Battle of Gettysburg.
On the road again….this time we made the hour drive to Harrisburg, PA where we had purchased tickets to tour The National Civil War Museum.
There is a place for each state showing how many people served and how many lost their life.
92,012 people served from Texas and 3,990 died in the war.
Most areas of the museum didn’t allow photos to be taken inside.
It was a very humbling experience to read about all the battles, soldiers, and generals of the war. So interesting to learn about the guns and different types of ammunition used as well. We also were able to see many original personal items of the soldiers which I find fascinating - toothbrushes, shaving kits, shoes, uniforms, journals, etc.
It was around 7:00pm when we left the museum. We had a two hour drive to East Stroudsburg, PA where we were staying the next two nights! A quick stop at Cracker Barrel for dinner along the way and we arrived around 10:00pm. We unloaded our luggage and checked into our B&B and were fast asleep after another long day!
The next two days were spent….in the Poconos!!
Look for that post next week!
See you tomorrow for Friday Favorites!