Harrisburg, PA

For our first week in Harrisburg, we drove down to Baltimore... woah! What a busy city that was! I think Michael ended up enjoying it a bit more than myself. For me, it was just another bustling, smelly city with a lot of people and noises.

We did see some interesting attractions though. We parked in a garage and walked over to the Lexington Market, where there are a million food vendors. We had a tough time making our decision, but we eventually decided on some gyros. If Mediterranean isn't up your alley, then there are plenty of other cuisines to chose from, like fried chicken, fried seafood, fresh seafood, bakeries, sandwiches, etc... Enjoy yourself! Wait in line, order your food, and then go on upstairs to find a seat to eat your lunch/snack in a quieter space. If you're lucky, you'll get there on one of the days where they have a band set up playing music.

After we had our lunch, we walked a few blocks down to the waterfront and bought a couple of tickets to see the USS Constellation. This ship was a lot of fun to explore. They did an excellent job of decorating the boat. There are a lot of stairs to climb, but nothing too exerting.

If exploring the ship isn't up your alley, there are several other excellent attractions right there, like an aquarium and a Ripley's Believe it or Not. There are even some street performers. I'm not sure what they are called, but there are even some paddle boats in the shape of dragons or battleships. There's fun for everyone around there.

After the USS Constellation, we took a tour of the submarine, USS Torsk. Michael and I both enjoyed walking through the submarine! I don't know about him, but it was my first time walking through one and oh boy are they tight! The doorways are super small, and there isn't much room at all. I can only imagine working onboard one of those as it was underwater. If you haven't been in a submarine yet, I would recommend it! Definitely, worth the money, and it wasn't too much.

After that, we headed home. Although fun, I wouldn't want to go back unless Michael really wished to see more of Baltimore.

The next day, we went to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Now that was a lot of fun, and I would love to go and do that again! It is really cheap and definitely worth a visit! They have a bus ride that is worth the money. It takes you into their open park, which is full of wildlife. This is the best time to go because all the babies have been born and they are adorable! There are emus, a lot of cow breeds, elk, fallow deer, some sort of antelope, and some water buffalo. They are supposed to get a giraffe here in July/August 2018, so if you want to see a giraffe up close and personal, I would recommend waiting until after this time to go. They also have a variety of animals in pens like a mini zoo. They have zebras, tigers, bears, and lion, oh my! Haha! They also have a reptile house where they bring out animals to show, and there is a petting zoo. And best of all, they sell food that you are allowed to feed all the animals!

We can't wait to see what we do this weekend before we head on up to Buffalo, NY!