The stretch of the Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30) between Rt. 15 and Interstate 81 has several fun places to explore and we stopped at a couple of them on our way home from York. One of our favorite excursions happens to be Desert Flower Wholesale, Inc. just west of Gettysburg, PA. Over the years we have purchased many statues and nick-knacks from this awesome store. On this trip we managed to get out with only some bears and a bird even though Peg really wanted the large cat! It’s easy to kill close to an hour wandering around this place. Further up the road is Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum and Store in Orrtanna, PA. We had great timing as this was Mr. Ed’s Grand Re-Opening weekend. (A fire had damaged the museum last year) You can find a good collection of current PEZ dispensers here along with bulk packaged items. Oh, and of course the Elephant Museum.
If you ever have a chance to sail to Alaska, do it! If you can save up a little more to be able to stay in The Haven Courtyard on Norwegian Cruise Lines, do it! For our anniversary Peg and I decided we would take our first cruise to Alaska. NCL sales called us, last minute, and offered us a deal to upgrade to a penthouse in The Haven Courtyard aboard the Norwegian Pearl. We did and it was fantastic! The Bird of Paradise Courtyard Suite Room 14014 (an S5 level penthouse suite) would be our home for the seven day cruise which started in Seattle, Washington.