Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Temperature Low, 50 Degrees; High, 71 Degrees

Overview of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

A New T-Shirt

A New Puppy

Oh what a beautiful morning we awoke to. The first time in a long time the sun was shining bright, the sky was a clear, deep blue; and, there wasn’t a hint of rain in the forecast.

So what to do on such a gorgeous day? Sightseeing of course! Several days ago Ms. Barbara suggested we go to Harpers Ferry Historical Park. Well, at first I wasn’t too keen on the idea since we had been there several years ago. Or so I thought. I mean, what more could there be to see? But I was game. And I soon found out that the last time we were there we had only scratched the surface. In essence, we had gone to the town of Harpers Ferry but not to the Historical Park. I soon found out there is a big difference between the two. There was also a lot more to see and discover. So, tonight we’ll start with an overview of

We began our tour with the new version of the Park’s Visitor Center which is

an open air booth staffed by Park Rangers. There are maps here, lots of informational brochures, and the Rangers are more than willing to answer all of one’s questions about the park. We quickly found from them that that the actual park is not here but is a five minute ride away in Historic Harpers Ferry.

To get to the actual Historical Park a shuttle bus is provided by the park service. A quick five minute ride and we were in Lower Town on Shenandoah Street.

These are the shops/museums along Shenandoah Street which we’ll visit in future blogs. Oh boy, is there a lot to see and discover. We spent over three hours here in the Park and still missed a number of things.

Ms. Barbara was able to add a few more stamps to her National Park Passport Book. We keep adding stamps to this book as we travel the country and visit various National Parks. We hope someday to completely fill its pages.

Yes, a new T-Shirt. The closet is getting full!

Now, for the really big news. We got a new puppy!

The best thing is he is already house trained, is real quiet, and can be left alone when we go sight seeing without worrying about what he’ll get into. The perfect kind of pet for the two of us. Now, I just need to think of a name for him. Maybe LP, short for Lap Pup? I have to give this some more thought.

One more thing

It says, the Bus Boards here. Well, I want to know what does the bus board? A bigger bus? A flat bed truck? I asked the bus driver and she just looked at me like I had two heads!

Oh, another one more thing.

Can anyone remember when you last saw one of these? That actually worked?

That was our absolutely fantastic day on The Road of Retirement. It was great to get out and about without having to worry about a drop of rain. We also got to meet some really interesting people. But the really best part of the day was we were together traveling along, hand in hand, singing our song. Life is good.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. We’ve visited Harper’s Ferry several times and always found something new each time. The last time was Christmas 2 years ago for an Olde Tyme Christmas celebration with wagon rides, yule log burning while singing Christmas carols and meeting Father Christmas. Love the area. Shepardstown is another interesting little town. Enjoy.


  2. First of all, don’t you know your wife is always right? This National Historic Park looks great. I would love to visit there. It will likely be awhile, so I look forward to discovering it in your future posts. Love the T-shirt and your new puppy. You didn’t ask, but a couple suggestions for names: Harper? Brownie? In any case, whatever you choose will be perfect I am sure. Enjoy your day!


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