Carriage House Motor Inn
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... wal-mart never closes so it was super bright too. We both woke up feeling a little cranky and unrested. We had planned to spend Monday getting some work done and then go into NYC again on Tuesday to explore Midtown and Central Park but neither of us really wanted to spend another night in that parking lot. We decided to cut our losses and leave. NYC is always there for us to visit again but ...
... had to get out of
the van just to reach it at a higher ticket ejector slot. We examined the
ticket and figured we were being charged at a higher rate. We took out a
map and figured that we could make it to the same place on another freeway and
save money on the toll. So about 20 minutes later we got off expecting to pay
about $15.00 for the distance we had traveled. $2.45!! That's
all! Oh well, we are going to ...
Strasburg Railroad is adjacent to the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. We stopped by today en route to Gettysburg where we road the tourist train, and saw some cool equipment. Just a few shots but I did get this video of the steam engine as it came down the track to couple up with the passenger cars.
What was meant to be a short drive of 4 -5 hours all of a sudden morphed into 7 to 8. An hour wait to cross the border didn't help, along with a detour to visit one of Frank Lloyd - Wright's house which was huge and stunning as well as getting knotted up in one way and dead end streets in Buffalo. 2 hours ticked over and we were on the road to Amish country. We travelled along small roads, over ...
... inside the roundhouse, there was a Shay and my personal favourite, a large, Camel-back atlantic locomotive with a Wootten firebox.
All in all, a very enjoyable few hours. We continued on our drive to Strasburg arriving there just before 5pm. Strasberg is right in the middle of Amish country and as we drove through it was fascinating to watch the Amish going about their activities, getting stuck behind a horse and buggy happen a few times! Fields and fields of Corn mostly, ...