Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Friday, June 1, 2012

Battlefields and Bluegrass

Waving goodbye to Nashville, we headed east through the Appalachians to Washington DC. We spent two weeks camped near our nation's capitol. Some of the higlights were spending the day with my friend Bob and his family in Annapolis (including a wonderful day on his boat), visiting the National Gallery and the Jefferson Memorial, and dancing to country music at the best Western bar of our whole trip.

Our last destination before heading home was Gettysburg. PA. One of the best bluegrass music festivals in the country is held in May and August at a campground outside of Gettysburg.  Four days of marvelous music, food and wonderful weather--there's nothing that can soothe the spirit like a good bluegrass festival. We saw and heard some of the best acts in the country, and the stage was a couple hundred feet from our trailer!  We also spent a couple days touring the Gettysburg Battlefield visitors center and the battlefield itself. We took a Segway tour one day (GREAT way to see the park) and walked a
ot around the historic town.  All in all a beautiful and moving place to visit.

Memorial weekend we drove the last legs of our trip and arrived home on May 31.  Four and one half months, about 8000 miles and a million memories--we couldn't wait to leave again!