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Travel Blogs from Gettysburg
... place must really be hopping during harvest time.
I don't really feel like putting on a lot of miles today. I've got a lot of stuff going through my head right now, and it seems like, sitting on a comfortable chair at Subway, staring out at the street is a good way to sort things out.
I'd really rather eat something original on my hikes rather than some fast food chain... but I'm on a tight budget, and Subway's 2.50 $ sub is hard to pass ...
... to pack in just a couple more Adams County towns before finally closing this loop in my Superhike that just doesn't want to end.
Arendtsville, is a cohesive little town with house packed tightly together on its Main Street. But no shops--nor any sign that there ever were any shops here, which seems odd. There is a little park just a block away with some plaque that tell of the history here. Arendtsville ...
... system was even worth considering. I can believe that because there are many equally narrow minded people in this country today.
And of course, once Northern soldiers set foot on Southern soil, the whole idea that they were "defending themselves from an invasion" kicked in, giving a whole new incentive to keep fighting.
But what about the Leaders?
OK, so I've come to terms with how I think the masses were suckered into fighting this war... but ...
... It has a humble borough building, with a sign showing it's open just a few hours a week, with the phone number for who you can call if you need a service during off hours. Looks like a much more efficient system then having an army of bureaucrats sitting around 5 days a week.
Do a little loop, enjoy a peaceful Parkbench session in the park, then head on towards Gettysburg. A ...
6 hrs, 10 kms
Picking up where I left off, I soon reach the town of New Oxford, which is built around a traffic circle. But this is not just a noisy place where cars and trucks spin around, this one actually has a large, plaza in the center, with benches where you can sit, relax, socialize. This is the typical European town design: the town is built around a central area ...