Tuesday, June 14, 2016

York, PA

We had a great hotel in Gettysburg.  It is in a 1900’s renovated school house near center city.  Whether our “late” start was attributable to the hotel’s comfort or us being tired, we can (will) not say.  After breakfast, we headed back through the battlefields where Joe took a few more pictures.  Many of which were homes that served as hospitals during the battle. 

Next we headed to Hanover, PA. While the initial part of the route was on a 2-lane road with some traffic, we had a reasonable shoulder to cycle on.  After Littlestown, we diverted onto very rural roads with one stretch being gravel. This section was so rural that cows were lounging next to the road.  We got into York at about 10 a.m. and headed to the Snyder’s of Hanover factory for a tour.  On the way we stopped for a late morning pick-me-upper in the form of soft ice cream.  The cones were large and refreshing.  Snyder’s gave us a factory tour and we were impressed with the amount of robotics used in the production, packaging, and shipping of their pretzels. 

Before leaving Hanover, we stopped for lunch at The Original Famous Hot Wiener restaurant.  Since it was famous, it had to be good; right? Our waitress likes cyclist and posed with Jeff for a close-up photo.  She recommended and we accepted the house special, a wiener with onions, mustard, chilly. 

After lunch we cycled to York on some 2-lane roads with traffic and not much of a shoulder.  Most drivers were patient when they could not pass.  Downtown York was easy to cycle and a good portion of our route allowed us to take a full lane.  We are staying in the heart of the downtown and within walking distance of many restaurants and close to tomorrow’s rail trail that will take us to Baltimore, MD.

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