Gifford Pinchot State Park

We spent this past weekend at Gifford Pinchot State Park on a church camping retreat.

Going to a Saturday evening church service in an outdoor amphitheater, fading sunlight filtered by cathedral trees, sure beats getting up early on a Sunday morning. That was one of the benefits of our weekend camping retreat at Gifford Pinchot State Park in northern York County. The other was getting to know a few new faces sitting around the campfire, while Joy serenaded us with her accordion.

After the service, we headed down to the lake to place luminaries that we made from bark and leaves earlier in the day.

Aleisha’s mom joined us and we think she had a good time too. We didn’t mind her snoring too much. Chloe had to spend the weekend with Chris. Pennsylvania does not allow pets in the campgrounds of most of their state parks.

Other than a drive around the perimeter, we didn’t see much of the park itself. I twisted my ankle earlier this summer and just got a compression boot to immobilize my footmbefore I do any more damage to my post-tibial tendon. Hiking is out of the question, but the only day-to-day activity that’s somewhat difficult is walking down stairs (up is OK).

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