So, the internet is awesome. We just had a high-tech Amish weekend. I was able to find a bunch of area attractions and restaurants online before our trip. I even went crazy enough to make a spreadsheet beforehand of possible attractions. I had links to their site, other noted sites, and any online coupons that I found. I even added the latitude & longitude thanks to Google maps, so I could make a custom POI file (complete with a custom icon) to export to the Garmin. We didn’t hit all the attractions that I had discovered beforehand, and we hit a few that I didn’t find ahead of time… but it really helped us plan our time so we weren’t rushed & so we were always moving in the right direction. It was OCD-level madness, but it helped make an easy time of things once we were there…
..and it was easy to refer to once I popped it up in Google Documents, whenever we were at the hotel or some place with WiFi. It was lightning quick to check prices, hours, and anything else I needed to know. If they didn’t have something listed on their site, I emailed them ahead of time… and most were quick & gracious with answers.
Here’s a revised list of the places we did end up visiting:
…and a Google Map of all the attractions is here: Lancaster PA Road Trip