My name is Jeff Martin and I am a history teacher from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I have never had the time to travel but now that my kids are teenagers, I have ventured into the outside world. With each trip, I was taking pictures and sharing my adventures with friends through email and they suggested I collect them all together in one place where others could visit and enjoy the ride. These entries will be a combination of historical day trips, graduate level travel courses, and just little stops along the way.
This all started about two summers ago when my daughter Katelyn announced she was bored at 11:07 AM the first day of summer vacation. Since I am also home during the summer, she expected me to become the activities director to make her summer interesting and exciting. I responded with... "What do you think this is... Camp Martin"? And so it began...
Since we live in a tourist area it was not hard to find places to visit for the day... places that we have driven past hundreds of times or seen signs advertising. So we decided to try and hit at least a dozen tourist traps and historical sites that were in our own back yard. This blog will document our journey to the Great Beyond!