Enjoying Stonewall Jackson State Park (you can click on pictures to enlarge)

8/1/13 Not a bunch to update except there was a cancellation and we were able to get another spot here at Stonewall Jackson for a few more days. The downside is we have to move to another spot that’s not as good as the one we are in but still a ok spot. And we will stay until Tuesday the 6th and then move up into Pennsylvania.

We have mainly been enjoying view and doing lots of walks and bike riding. Probably does not sound very exciting but it’s great with us.

We did take a ride into a small town called Weston. Weston was founded in 1818 as Preston; the name was changed to Fleshersville soon after, and then to Weston in 1819. The city was incorporated in 1913. Weston is the site of the former Weston State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital that has been closed down for some time but has reopened for tours. We stopped by and picked up some information on it and will be going back in to take one of the tours they offer so more to come on it and the town of Weston.

The Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Authorized as a asylum in 1864. This is the largest hand cut stone building in America

The Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Authorized as a asylum in 1864. This is the largest hand cut stone building in America

I think Diane is escaping right out the front door!!!!

I think Diane is escaping right out the front door!!!!

But in the meantime here are a couple pictures of the town. And I guess there is a American Glass museum also so I’m sure we will track it down as well.

A shot down historic downtown

A shot down historic downtown

That's a bank in town.

That’s a bank in town.

This building was built in 1875 by Jonathan M. Bennett and was used as a family home until 1922. It was then given to the county as a public library to honor her husband and son.

This building was built in 1875 by Jonathan M. Bennett and was used as a family home until 1922. It was then given to the county as a public library to honor her husband and son.

The Lewis County Courthouse built in 1886 to replace the one that burned down

The Lewis County Courthouse built in 1886 to replace the one that burned down

And even though we normally don’t make reservations to far in advance we figured because of the holiday coming up we better. So we have reservations in Bedford PA. next week,,, then Gettysburg,, then on to Intercourse Pa. (it’s in the middle of Amish country),,, then to Kutztown Pa. where we will be over Labor Day until Sept 3rd.

Wow,, so we go from not knowing where we will travel to next sometimes until 1 or 2 days before we move to having reservations for a entire month!!! Oh well,,, it all works.

All of those places seem to have lot’s of things to do in the area’s and tons more within a short drive. So we should stay pretty active.

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4 Responses to Enjoying Stonewall Jackson State Park (you can click on pictures to enlarge)

  1. Vicki Forrey says:

    When you are in Intercourse make sure you visit Lititz (Harry & I lived there for 30 years before moving to CA) Nice little town with a great downtown & lots of history!!

  2. Harry Forrey says:

    Hey Guys, Harry as in Harry and Vicki from RV Dream Rallies here. Now you are getting into my neck of the woods, Intercourse, PA. One thing I would recommend to see in Lancaster (need to pronounce Lancaster correctly other wise you ain’t a local) is the Landis Valley Farm Museum. I grew up in Neffsville 2 miles from the museum. I never spent much time there but I understand it is a great place to see old time farm equipment. This museum is north of Lancaster, about 5 miles on PA Rt 272. There are lots of tours traps in Intercourse. The Amish are very stand offish people and will most likely not inter react with you but they are good people. The tourist industry has made a spectacle out of them and they do not like it. They will not pose or like pictures taken of them. Our second home we had built by an Amish contractor. They are like any other people when you get to know them, only have old ways. Do not believe the Amish Mafia show at all. Have a great trip and if you have any questions of the area send me an email at hforrey13@hotmail.com.

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