Valentines weekend is a week away! We’re getting ready. Are you? There are still a couple of rooms left to surprise that special someone!
The Pyrotechnotics are back at the Gaslight Inn for a very special Halloween performance! During this commemorative year of American history, the group will be performing to some good old fashioned American music, the Rat Pack! Expect to see fire eating, fire breathing, spinning of poi, staff, fire sword, clubs, rope dart and more! For the second year in a row the Pyrotechnotics will be welcoming special guest, EMan, to the show. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so bring a blanket or a folding chair (top hats and bow ties optional).
Our guests are the best! This came today from Helen in Australia. She and her husband and daughter stayed with us this summer and it was an absolute pleasure from the moment they walked in the door! Thank you Helen! Cadbury is my favorite!! 😊
The hydrangeas are in bloom!
Caramel Crunch French Toast!
Neapolitan Icebox Cookies courtesy of Miss Rori Hanson, baker extraordinaire. Can’t wait for snack time this afternoon at The Gaslight Inn!
Gorgeous Sunflowers courtesy of our friends and long-time guests, Pat & Kim D. We love you guys!!!
Wine Tasting Weekend - Bring Your Favorite Wine
Fudge! Homemade, from scratch, first time, didn’t mess it up…Hurray! Now available for sampling on The Gaslight Inn refreshment counter. :)
It’s only a little over a month away, but if you plan on visiting Gettysburg for 150th Anniversary of the battle, you should start getting ready. Here are some basics:
First, there will be a lot of people here. A lot really doesn’t cover the number of people that will be in Gettysburg during that time. Perhaps a lot times a lot. What that means for everyone is that patience during this time is not only a virtue, its a requirement. There will be traffic. Every venue will be packed and every service available to visitors, in full use. So we all need to be ready to take our time, treat every other person you meet as you would like them to treat you, treat all of the service personnel in Gettysburg (from the gas attendant, to your waitress, to the folks who will be VOLUNTEERING their time to direct traffic, answer questions and just generally help) with kindness and respect.
Pay attention to crosswalk signs, both in your car and on foot.
People from all areas of the world and all ages will be attending this phenomenal event. If you see someone that looks like they are in need of help, take a moment and try to help. You’ll feel better about yourself and it will make your visit all that much nicer.
Make your reservations in advance. That means if you don’t have a reservation for a guide, or a horseback riding tour, or a segway, or dinner, do it NOW. If you wait much longer, you will get shut out.
This what the National Park Service recommends:
1. We suggest that visitors come prepared with water, preferably refillable water bottles. Drinking fountains are available at the Visitor Center and at selected sites on the battlefield.
2. Apply sunscreen generously and repeatedly throughout the day even if it is overcast. Most programs are outside and last between 30 minutes and two hours.
3. Wear comfortable footwear designed for uneven terrain and for hiking long distances.
4. Carry a cell phone with you to be used to contact 911 in case of emergency.
5. Please be aware that wood ticks and deer ticks, which are known to carry Lymes Disease, are common to the Gettysburg area. Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention.
6. Upon arrival at the park select a meeting place in case you or your family become separated.
7. Do not leave animals unattended in vehicles even if it just for a few minutes, as interior temperatures rise quickly.
I think the point here is that this will be an amazing time to be in Gettysburg, but we need to cooperate, treat each other (and our four legged friends) with kindness and compassion, and be prepared for anything!
So start your engines and get revved up for this amazing event!!
Gettysburg battlefield photography by Ron Zanoni, Ronald Phillip Photography