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Our Bikes & Battlefield Trip

August 17th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Breakfast: $8.50
AA Batteries (For Camera): $5
2 Mountain Bikes: $35
Lunch: $17
Beer: $12

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Well, we did manage to get up to Pennsylvania and pick up our mountain bikes today. Since we were going to be close to Gettysburg, we decided to explore some as well.

We're really happy with the bikes. They even inflated the flat tire for us before we got there, and it's held up very well so far.

Once we found our way to the park/battlefield, we parked in the back lot and broke out the bikes for a test ride. BF had to adjust my seat down some (and then back up some, lol)... but they are even the perfect size for us. We kept saying all day that we were amazed we'd gotten such a good deal.

Grabbed a map, then decided to just kind of explore and see what we find. Ended up going the perfect trail, and had alot of the monuments/areas to ourselves for a while. Also got some pretty cool pics:



BF & I are both suckers for anything historical/nostalgic... so we had a blast. The bikes were awesome, absolutely the best way to get around a place like that.

Took alot of pictures, and ended up eating at the museum's restaurant. We knew it would be overpriced, but we wanted to eat somewhere that we could only eat in Gettysburg. It's wasn't too bad - $17 for both of us, and that included drinks.

Then we headed home, and BF wanted to stop and get a case of beer on the way. And now we're home, trying to rest up and prepare for work tomorrow (bleh).

5 Responses to “Our Bikes & Battlefield Trip”

  1. Apprentice Fun-Frugalist Says:

    Cool !! Sounds like a blast !! That's the kind of day I love too...

    Love the picture....very effective/kinda atmospheric...one could imagine being injured in battle lying down while his comrade marches on !!

  2. baselle Says:

    That's a great picture. I'm a sucker for historical places too. If you ever get to Seattle, definitely check out the Klondike Historic Museum - its a National Park in the old Cadillac Hotel. Smile

  3. Blue Eyes Says:

    It's good to hear you had a nice day. I live in south central Pennsylvania, not far from Gettysburg.

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    Hubster's extended family from PA. There's some beautiful country up there!

    So for 75.50 you had a great memorable day together! Or really 42.50, because you're going to have the bikes to go on more such good day trips that will bring their prices down too! Sounds like fun.

    You put them in your truck right? Does BF's vehicle get better gas mileage? If so, then you might want to put out a "Item Sought" on Freecycle for a bike rack for the back of his vehicle. I used to have one that you could take on and off and went on many such outings. Good exercise for a girl's hindside & legs!!

  5. sillyoleme Says:

    LuxLiving - Yep, we had to haul them in my truck for now. We were thinking about the exact thing, a bike rack. They barely fit in my truck bed, since I have a toolbox behind the cab. Hadn't thought of Freecycle, thanks!

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