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
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 Hanover, PA. York
at about 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.
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
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,