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Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Feb 20, 2019 12:28pm
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Update: as of last night husband no longere wants to try to haul the trailer that far. so now we are looking for hotels, cabins, airbnb, etc.
Thanks,

Hi all,
We are wanting to take a tour of Gettysburg this summer and are curious about places to camp. We are hoping to bring our 22' trailer. iI will be our first time to take it on a road trip so we are a little nervous.

What are some good places to stay in the area?

Also, any must find boxes?

Anyone from the area?

We will have two days there, and I'm thinking they will all center around the battlefield. But I'm always good for a meetup.

Thanks a bunch!
Re: Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #971827 by photopam
Feb 20, 2019 12:47pm
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Welcome to Pennsylvania in advance!

My daughter has a 35' camper and they camp at Artillery Ridge Campground.

There are a LOT of boxes in Gettysburg including many on the battlefield itself. They are very hard to get discretely because the battlefield is ALWAYS busy but if you are willing to take your time, you can get a nice selection. My favorite boxes not on the battlefield are Sunrise Soap Company and Postage Paid. Both of these are in unique stores and although discretion is needed, sneakiness is not. The staff is aware that both are there.

There is so much to do in Gettysburg that boxing may take a back seat!
Re: Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #971830 by Janila
Feb 20, 2019 2:54pm
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Thank you. I'll look into the campground.

There is so much to do in Gettysburg that boxing may take a back seat!

That's what I'm thinking, but I may need a battle break. ;)
We have a lot more stops on our list after this one!
Re: Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #971827 by photopam
Feb 20, 2019 3:13pm
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I don't know about places to camp today, but in '92 I stayed in fields nearby when they filmed parts of the movie "Gettysburg" on location (it's a story for another time..) Unfortunately I hadn't discovered 'boxing back then.

I can recommend taking the self-guided tour, you can do it at your own pace. You can tarry where and as you will, or move along more quickly as the sights (dis)interest you. You might even be able to grab a 'box or a few with planning.

Your Obd't Servant,
Connfederate
Re: Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #971827 by photopam
Feb 21, 2019 2:44am
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Pine Grove State Park. It doesn't have full hook ups, but there electric sites. Close to letterboxes. :)

PP
Re: Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #971827 by photopam
Feb 21, 2019 5:05am
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Our favorite campground is the Drummer Boy Camping Resort. Beautiful pool and great activities.

I also recommend visiting the Eisenhower National Historic Site. You need to take a shuttle bus there that you pick up at the Gettysburg visitor's center.

Have Fun!
Re: Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #971856 by Pink Panther
Feb 21, 2019 6:04am
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Pine Grove State Park. It doesn't have full hook ups, but there electric sites. Close to letterboxes. :)

Thanks,
Hubs decided last night he doesn't want to pull the trailer that far yet. So now we're looking at normal lodging like cabins, hotels, airbnb.

I'm not sure we will have time to go to any state parks now. :(
It sounds wonderful.
Re: Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #971858 by Lowland Lass
Feb 21, 2019 6:09am
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Our favorite campground is the Drummer Boy Camping Resort. Beautiful pool and great activities.

I also recommend visiting the Eisenhower National Historic Site. You need to take a shuttle bus there that you pick up at the Gettysburg visitor's center.

I think I looked at this one last night right before hubby decided he doesn't want to take the trailer that far....

I'd like to visit Eisenhower HS, but hubby probably won't. Maybe I can leave him to roam the battlefield, and I'll go with the kids. ;)

Thanks!
Re: Gettysburg ?s
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #971859 by photopam
Feb 21, 2019 1:59pm
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It does have a cabin, Paymasters, and there is a hostel there too. There might be cabins nearby to rent too.

Have fun whatever you end up! Gettysburg is awesome too.
Atlas Obscura
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Mar 2, 2019 6:54pm
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Are y’all planning on attending Atlas Obscura: The Second over in Doylestown in May? I’m fairly new to letterboxing and I live in Jersey, so AO2 is the closest event I can get to soon. I’m excited for my first event!
Re: Atlas Obscura
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #972291 by mrprez180
Mar 3, 2019 2:18pm
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I'm in VA, but I'm going to chime in anyway. I know all the people who do those AO events and they totally rock. You are about to meet some of the nicest boxers you will ever come across and some pretty rad carves as well. I'm jealous that you get to go. Have a blast for me :)
Re: Atlas Obscura
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #972291 by mrprez180
Mar 3, 2019 5:12pm
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The Atlas Obscura events are always fun. I missed the last one but I’m hoping to get up there for this one.
Re: Atlas Obscura
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #972314 by Sheba
Mar 4, 2019 1:49pm
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Wow! We are excited that our Atlas Obscura event will be your first. I love our AO events, great friends and fun boxes! Make sure you check out other great boxes in the Doylestown area and be ready there will be some special Easter boxes available during the event :) look for details soon!!
Re: Atlas Obscura
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #972291 by mrprez180
Mar 5, 2019 10:13am
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We have been to several of them and they are wonderful events!
Re: Atlas Obscura
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #972312 by PiggyJaunt
Mar 5, 2019 2:00pm
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Thanks. Not really sure what to expect?
Re: Atlas Obscura
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #972406 by mrprez180
Mar 5, 2019 2:41pm
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Not really sure what to expect?

For this particular event, you can expect to gather at Panera and meet all of the rest of the attendees. You can choose to dine or not to dine. Then Lotus gives us the clues for 3 or 4 boxes located in a park near Panera. We go looking for the boxes and can either return to Panera for socializing or head out to search for other permanent boxes or Lotus mentioned the possibility of other temporary boxes that may be available. This is an excellent event for your 1st one as it is very laid back and there is no rush or pressure to grab a lot of boxes.
Re: Atlas Obscura
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #972409 by Janila
Mar 5, 2019 7:52pm
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Awesome! Thanks
Easter Tree
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Mar 26, 2019 3:49am
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Hi All!
I plan to have the Easter / Spring tree in Doylestown again this year from April 1st - May 1st, so plan accordingly. Orginally thought I would still have it up for Atlas Obscura on May 19th, but it's too long to leave the eggs on the tree- neighbors may start to complain lol!! I look forward to seeing you all! just so you know, it may be the last year for the tree :( Take care, Lotus
Re: Easter Tree
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #973367 by lotus
Apr 7, 2019 6:35am
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Just letting you know that the eggs are on the tree and ready to find!! They will be available until 5/6 :) have fun!!
Re: Easter Tree
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #973871 by lotus
Apr 7, 2019 10:55am
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Yippee!! The Easter Bunny left surprises for us in Doylestown!!! Gonna fill my Easter basket today with all those awesome carves!!! Thank you Easter bunny!!!
Re: Easter Tree
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #973871 by lotus
Apr 8, 2019 3:40am
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Thank you Easter Bunny!! Can't wait to see what the Bunny left for all of us. Thank you for all your hard work and the fun you create for each of us.
Re: Easter Tree
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Reply to: #973871 by lotus
Apr 14, 2019 12:49pm
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I loved finding these eggs two years ago and am sad to be missing them.
Atlas Obscura: The Second 2019
Board: State: Pennsylvania
May 16, 2019 9:39am
Hi-
For those headed to Atlas Obscura in Doylestown, PA this Sunday just be aware that it is Tile Fest weekend at the Fonthill / Moravian Tile Works grounds. So it will be $ 6 per adult to hunt any older boxes there. http://www.buckscounty.org/government/MoravianPotteryTileworks/MoravianPotteryandTileWorks/events/tile-festival
We are planting the new Atlas Obscura at Chapman park :) See you Sunday!! Lotus
Christmas in July 2019 CANCELLED
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Jun 17, 2019 2:57am
Good Morning,
Just wanted to let everyone know that I cancelled the Christmas in July event. Sorry for any inconvience this has caused. Hope to be back next year :) Take care, Lotus
Boxtoberfest CANCELLED
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Jun 17, 2019 3:21am
Hello All!
I have to cancel Boxoberfest also. This was a difficult decision and wasn't made lightly. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused, I looked to forward to seeing you all! Hopefully we'll be able to get together again soon!! Best wishes, Lotus

For those who made reservations:
Cancellations can be made via the call center or web. Cancellations made up to close of business seven days prior to your scheduled arrival date will incur the $10 cancellation fee per reservation. If you cancel six days or less prior to the arrival date, you will forfeit the first night's fee. Changes to an online reservation must be made by calling the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center at 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757) Monday through Saturday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, except for backpack camping, which are handled by the specific park.
I know there is a cancellation fee, and I am sorry about that. If you AQ email me your address and the cost of the fee, I will pay you back. I am sorry that I had to cancel after some already made reservations.
Wednesday Bowler
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Aug 2, 2019 1:23pm
Just wanted to let everyone know that Wednesday Bowler passed away last week. She was a great lady and will be missed by all :(

https://www.reedandsteinbach.com/obituary/mary-mcdowell/

https://www.atlasquest.com/people/tributes/obit.php?memberId=2262