The Historic Fairfield Inn 1757
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Today the plan is, after we finish breakfast, we are going to get our photos taken using original photography equipment back from the civil war era. We will be dressed according to the period. After that, we will grab lunch to go and head down via Skyline Drive thru the mountains. Due to the weather in Charleston, SC we are no longer heading that way. We will be making our way to Knoxville, TN. Or as close as we can. Today is mostly going to be a driving ...
Today we set out to visit Gettysburg, PA military park. We had a really informative private guided car tour in and around the Gettysburg area seeing most of the major battle points and the history of the 3 day battle. Pretty intense.
After the 2 hour car tour, we visited the museum. We viewed a 30 min movie about the battle followed by viewing the second largest Cyclorama in the world depicting the Battle. After that, ...
... pretty rustic. That's American history.
On down the road, there's a nice estate turned into a park "Renfrew Museum and Park" with an early 1800s house, smokehouse and barn turned museum (closed right now). I ask an older fellow what the story of this place is... he doesn't tell me much, but we do get to chatting a bit about life in quiet Waynesboro vs. a bigger city which he prefers... He also tells me his son is a musician who has about 15 guitars. It ...
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 ...