The Historic Fairfield Inn 1757
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... days that the battle included. After all that, I can't imagine being there at that time and really appreciate the courage all those soldiers showed. By the time I finished the tour, it was 6:00 pm and I had to make a choice on my next move. I decided to head up to Boston, but being a seven hour drive from Gettysburg and running on five hours of sleep, I decided to find a place along the way to stop for the night. Allentown, Pennsylvania was about 2 hours east ...
... s Pizza, a family friendly restaurant. It is located right down the street from the Soldier's National Cemetery on Steinwehr Ave. We ordered a small plain pie and a large drink for $10 and were very happy with the food. It was delicious! We then took a short ride to Downtown Gettysburg that had streets filled with families going in and out of museums, shops and restaurants. Many of these establishments had staff and actors dressed ...
... to the town? (I know it's a stereotype, but I think of Democrats as being more latte and croissant... while Republicans being more eggs, bacon and home fries...) Like Chambersburg, Greencastle has a major railway, which is elevated as it slices through the town center. In Chambersburg, every street has a full size underpass--thus allowing the town to expand evenly on both sides of the track and keep a ...
14 hrs, 25 kms
Today I want to get a closer look at impressive cluster of buildings in the middle of the mountainous forest. It looks like a university put smack in the middle of nowhere. So I take a closer look--and yes, these buildings are even more impressive with a closer look. One with a grand pillare entrance that looks like it could be about 100 years old. Another huge multistory brick building with a towering white cupola at the top.
Day totals: 8 hrs, 20.8 kms
Note: the date has been changed to keep the segments of my Superhike in geographical order
The Gettysburg Loop
The original plan was to start following the Appalachian Trail south--occasionally taking side trips to visit towns along the way. However, just accross the ridge, some 15 miles away is the city of Gettysburg where perhaps the most important battle of the Civil War was fought--a watershed moment ...