One of my VERY favourite things about touring in the states are the quaint old historic towns. Give me the choice of a visit to Washington, DC or a local quiet downtown road loaded with little brick buildings, and it’s no contest. I’m a small town girl and LOVE quiet meandering streets loaded with history. So we chose local.
Once again, I realized my vast collection of photos on any given topic, so today I’m going to take you on a tour of historic Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. You’ll LOVE it!
I knew when we approached the covered bridge first thing, I was in for quite a day.
“You don’t have these?”
That was all she needed to hear. We pulled off to the side and brought out the cameras.
That smile? It was disbelief! I wanted to giggle the whole time I was on this trip!
See, 4 years ago I dreamed of doing something that would grant me the opportunity to travel and see the states. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that could actually happen.
Never say never. I feel so blessed!
I think I actually squealed when we passed every road sign sighting a new town. And Gettysburg was definitely on that list.
I’ve heard so much about the area from Miss Mustard Seed’s posts so it felt surreal to actually BE there.
At first we drove through the battlefield, but I couldn’t stop myself… I NEEDED PICTURES.
Anyone know what these rocks on the ground symbolize?
This was one of the actual Gettysburg battlefields. The view was stunning. I could have meandered there for hours, just taking it all in.
But there was much more to see.
Downtown Gettysbury is AMAZING. I fell in love with this colourful train station.
If you’re a local here, you’ll notice a mix of New Oxford in these photos too.
Columns, details, old signs, bricks…sigh… I’ll take a front porch just like this one please.
What I loved about this town was the fact that homes became stores. At times it was tricky trying to figure out if you were in a residential or shopping area.
The building was beautiful!
And then we took a walk through a lovely residential area.
What a statement! Don’t you adore that fence? Is there a name for the way it’s built/stacked?
I’m also totally swooning over the dark trim on the cream brick. Striking!
And then my favourite sighting…
The shutters.. the mouldings… the blue…
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