APRIL 2011

May 01, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
APRIL 2011

Leaving Florida, we went to Great Falls, VA. Great Falls is in northern VA near DC. Our RV park is a nice county park in Reston. We've stayed here several times in the past and, this time of year, it's pretty deserted. 


Lake Fairfax County Park in Reston, VA
This trip we had a treat as Kate and Trevor allowed us to have Morgan and Keegan for a sleepover. Morgan is 5 and she was excited about the outing, but Keegan is 3 and we were not sure if she would make it, but she was happy to be with her big sister.

Keegan, Morgan and "Gammy" at the sleepover.
Morgan (center) in her school program.



Keegan, "Pappy" and Morgan on Tom's birthday.

Tyler at 5 months.
The weather was not great, lots of rain and cool weather - it is April after all. We chose the day before we left to take a ride to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms, but that day turned out to be rainy and windy so we didn't make it. The landscaping in the nearby neighborhoods, however, gave us plenty of colorful blossoms to admire.

Flowering trees are everywhere.


Spring is here.

Our next stop was just a few hours north to Gettysburg, PA to spend some time visiting the battlefield. Our last visit to Gettysburg was many years ago and they have since opened a large visitor center (2008).  

Battlefield at Gettysburg, PA
Round Tops

Site of Pickett's Charge (Corpse of Trees).

The rainy weather continued, but we managed to get out when we could. We enjoyed dinner at the Dobbin House Tavern (circa 1776) and breakfast at Ernie's Texas Lunch (circa 1930) in Gettysburg.

I had my heart set on visiting Hershey, PA while we were so close, so we drove there to Chocolate World. We didn't over indulge, but I did have a dark chocolate hot fudge sundae and Tom loved his dark chocolate shake.


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Dark Chocolate, here I come.

On to Salt Fork State Park near Cambridge, Ohio for a few days.

Campsite at Salt Fork State Park

We were looking forward to visiting with our friends, Jerry and Ruth, in Springfield, Ohio. They are full-timers and this is their home base, so that's our next stop.





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