Thursday, July 30, 2015
Sunday, the folks visited Fort McHenry. They said they visited there in the 90's. Mom said it looked different. BOL! Actually, they both agreed the visitor's center was not there when they visited the first time. The first time, they took a water taxi to it and this time, they drove.
Fort McHenry is what inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner. In 1814, the British attacked the fort. After the battle was over, Key saw that the American flag was raised and that is what inspired him to write what is now our national anthem.
|Entering the fort. Notice the number of stars on the flag. It is not our current flag.|
|Inside the fort.|
|Beds that soldiers used.|
|The flag became tangled and the Ranger along with a visitor worked to untangle it.|
|Other visitors then joined into help. They had to move the flag to the other side of the pole so that it could be raised again. It took a lot of people to do this.|
|The guard room. This is where the flag was stored during the battle.|
|A re-enactment of soldiers holding drills.|
|The fort was very well protected.|
The folks ate lunch at Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen and Bar. Guy is on the Food Network. Dad ate there when he was here over the winter and thought Mom would like it.
|Inside Guy's Restaurant|
The folks started out their meal with an appetizer, of course. They chose the Vegas fries. The fries are tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce, topped with clue cheese crumbles and served with cool blue-sabi dipping sauce (blue cheese + wasabi). Mom said it was delicious. She really liked the dipping sauces.
|Off -Da-Hook Burger|
|'68 Cajun Sandwich|
I was able to try a bit of the burger and a few fries and I agree that the food was great.
The Greyhound Who Enjoys Sampling Food From Around The Country
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
|I am in pain here.|
|I can't get comfy.|
|That is better.|
Saturday, the folks visited the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. The admission price is $11 a person, but Mom a Groupon deal and she was able to get two tickets for $12.
|The Civil War Museum|
There was a re-enactment by a few soldiers outside the museum. They showed how they loaded their guns. One soldier shot an apple to show the power of the black powder.
|Their uniforms are made of wool. HOT!|
|You can see the apple in the smoke.|
The restaurant is called Dodge City Steakhouse.
The folks started off with an appetizer. They chose Mozzarella Triangles.
|The mozzarella triangles were really good.|
The steak had a very smokey taste. Mom thought it was different, but not something she would order again. The onion rings were much better than the fries. I had a little of the steak and some of the fries and I liked them both. BOL!
The folks both said they were not impressed by the restaurant, but glad they tried it.
The Greyhound Who Is Thankful That He Didn't Get Stung Today
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Mom and I decided to walk up to the gate and keep Dad company.
|Our car waiting to escape the park.|
|Me, in the wet grass. I kept Dad company.|
|It was pretty boring, but I refused to leave.|
Finally, the office person showed up at 7:45 a.m. She opened the gate and Dad left. He will get a new card tonight. He would have had to wait for the computers to warm up and he was already two hours late for work.
On the way home, Mom and I walked through the Chipmunk section. This is where the long term people live. They have nice sites and they are very neat. Usually, the long term people have a lot stuff and it makes their sites look junky. We have a lot of rules here and that is not allowed.
|Sites are large and shady.|
Do you want to see some of the hills we walk every day?
|See, it is hilly here.|
|It helps keep my butt muscles tight. We don't know the guy walking up the hill. He passed us though. BOL!|
|Hills, hills and more hills.|
|I couldn't even make it all the way into my bed.|
The Greyhound Who Has A Very Patient Dad
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
This past weekend, I got to go for two rides! Saturday, I went with the folks to the post office. We are not allowed to receive mail here at the park, so Mom had our mail sent "General Delivery" to the post office. We had a heck of a time finding the post office as it was hidden down a side street. It took Mom forever to come back to the car because the lady had the post office was very talkative. Mom said she was sweet as could be, but she works alone and is lonely. Mom asked how long they hold "General Delivery" mail and she said only a few days. Mom told her that with their hours being so short and her not having a car, it is hard to get to the post office. The lady told her to fill out a "hold mail" card and that way no one would send her mail back. Mom never knew that was an option, so now we know for our future travels. We now use the scanning mail service that Escapees offers, so Mom knows if there is anything important that we need in the mail. If it is just a letter, it can be scanned opened and you know what it says. This time, our mail had medication, so it was important we received it.
The folks dropped me off after the post office ride and they went to the Amish Marketplace. They were disappointed in it. The prices were higher than the grocery store. They really liked the Amish butcher shop they visited in Indiana and hoped this one would be the same.
Sunday, the folks had planned to visit a museum. The temperatures were supposed to be in the high 90's and they decided it might be best to stay closer to home. We have a generator that kicks on if we loose electricity and that way I will not be without air conditioning, but they were still concerned to leave me. They decided to take a trip to a state park and they said I could go. We left early on Sunday morning before it got too hot.
|This is the King and Queen Seat. A ceremonial gathering place of the Susquehannock Indian. It is a natural 190 foot rock outcrop.|
|Here I go.|
|I am rock climbing!|
|Mom said that was far enough, so I am coming down.|
|The view from the top. Dad took photos.|
We then hiked to a waterfall.
We heard this morning that Dave The Dog sent his Mom a sign. It was a rainbow over their house. Miss Scout hasn't sent us a sign yet.
The Greyhound Who Is Getting Less Treats But More Adventures