Grantville, Pennsylvania.

Earl and I are officially on “Spring Break”. We are en route to the House of the Mouse in Orlando. It’ll be our first time staying at the new Saratoga Springs Resort at Disney. It’s also our first trip to Disney where we haven’t planned our activities in advance. We’re taking it easy this trip.

Tonight we have settled for the night in Grantville, Pennsylvania, about seven miles from Hershey and 20 miles or so north of Harrisburg. This motel is filled to brim with high school wrestling teams.

Let’s hear it for eye candy (though they are a bit young for our tastes). I don’t know how well they are going to do at the tournaments over the weekend, judging by the loud voices proclaiming how drunk they are getting.

Let’s hear it for Pennsylvania boys that drink!

We’re planning on hitting the road nice and early tomorrow. Earl is accommodating my dream of driving the entire length of Interstate 81 on this trip, tomorrow by this time we’ll be quite a way into Tennessee and hopefully within spitting distance of Georgia.


  1. Now doesn’t that sound like a fun hotel to stay at!

    Have fun!

    We’re actually on vacation the same week – we’re leaving for Washington DC and Virginia tomorrow.

  2. When I was a wee lad, we used to drive from PA (near 80/81 intersection) to Florida in one fell swoope.

    I always remember driving through Georgia with the stinky nasty disgusting paper plants.

    Is South of The Border still around? I’m sure it’s still a tourist trap?

    Did you stop at the Florida Welcome Station? Do they still give you orange juice?

    South of the Border is still there – with the northbound countdown starting around 165 miles away. Oy. The State of Florida still gives out orange juice at the welcome centers. It was delish. -J.P.

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