Monday, 29 August 2016
USA and Canada 2016 | Pennsylvania
We got up early to get ready to cross the border, it was actually really easy to cross in the morning. We were through the border crossing in 10 minutes and into the USA. We walked through Niagara town on the NY side and found a taxi to take us to our car hire. We had breakfast across the road as we were way too early for our car hire, and soon as it was time to get the car we drove off to Pennsylvania. It took around 6 hours and obviously we stopped for authentic american cuisine on the way (McDonald's) and then carried on our journey.
We stayed in the Days Inn in Lancaster, it was near the Amish town of Bird in Hand. We arrived around 8pm but most restaurants were closed, although we did manage to find an Olive Garden. Early in the morning we went on an Amish Buggy Tour with Abe's Amish Buggy tour company. It was a really insightful trip, I didn't take many photos but the above photo is my view from the back of the buggy. We had an hour journey through the lovely, peaceful town. We then continued to Gettysburg.
Once in Gettysburg, we visited the National Military Park. We didn't go into the museum, but we did see the cemetery despite the heat. We had found out lots about the war and the park itself previously and it was really interesting to see in person. We found the place where Lincoln did his famous address.
We didn't spend much time at the park because it was so hot, but I am glad we stopped there. After Gettysburg we drove straight to Reston, VA for the last part of our trip.