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... to New York (state) to New Jersey and finally Pennsylvania.
We drove through an Amish area which was very interesting as we saw many horse drawn carriages with people going about their business and also a couple of groups of children playing. Quite thought provoking.
Onto Harrisburg for the evening. Seemingly run down in ...
... But perhaps I need to dig a bit deeper before I can pass judgment. A horse and buggy speed past me. This one is enclosed and has reflective tape in back. So I guess you might call him a "liberal" Amish... I continue along the snow swept road. Past a farmhouse with sheets blowing in the clothesline in subzero wind... Finally I reach Orrstown, a tiny village with a large, modern bank chain named after it. It seems a little ironic that they use the Amish buggy as their bank's ...
... Dobbin’s Tavern, which is an old building that was built in 1776. We had the best hot buttered rum ciders and took in the ambiance of the old tavern. The waiters and waitresses were decked out in the garb of the times and taper candles were on each table. I felt like I was in the 1700’s.
What a lovely opportunity to step through time and wrestle with the details of strategy and tactics of the armies at Gettysburg.
... representatives from Pennsylvania government met with Indian leaders to discuss problems and hammer out some agreements that would work out for both parties, such as regulating the fur trade and limiting the sale of alcohol to Indians. I get a sudden, brief glimpse of our "could've been history". Perhaps subconsciously many Americans feel that the wars, massacres and ultimate destruction of Native American cultures was "bad" but ultimately "unavoidable" for ...
... closed the umbrella during the rain storm because they weren't getting wet and thus didn't need it.
I don't mean to say that conditions have not improved for our black citizens. They have, but as Chris Rock puts it to his white audiences, "you wouldn't change places with me - - and I'm rich!" I simply mean to point out that much of the plight of our black citizens - = crime, poverty, ghettoization - - is a result of 250 years of slavery, ...