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Day three was the rainiest yet, and it was also where our information on the river ended. We stopped in at another outfitter, Down River Canoe Company, to find out more about what was coming up and found out that there was a campsite coming up at Shenandoah River State Park. We reserved a site and paddled down. Other than the campsites inexplicably using gravel for their tent spaces, making it ridiculous to get stakes in, it was a nice place, and we were actually able ...
... yelled at StarGazer to stop and back up - so she wouldn't get bit - she was right behind me. Then I took my hiking stick and moved the Copperhead to the middle of the trail. As I pinned his head down with the hiking pole, he bit it, leaving a good deal of venom behind. I picked him up, took a few photos, and then let him go a few feet away from the trail. After letting him go, I was a little curious about what the venom tasted like, so I wiped a large drop off my ...
... much nature makes me think of how fleeting the human footprint on this world really is... when you look at the bigger picture of the history of this planet. Finally it's time to head down and explore the town a bit... duck into a couple of its many mini museums and displays. The most memorable ones are an old gun factory. "So here's where it all started..." I muse... Then there's a marker showing how high the water has come in the many floods that have ...
... 1785 - Geo Washington visits the area and declares that it was worth crossing the Atlantic for this view. I have to agree its beautiful, peaceful and pretty diff to get to.
1801 - US Govt decides to build their arsenal here which really impacted the place bringing jobs etc.
1833 - Baltimore/Ohio railroad reaches here
1859 - John Brown of Scottish descent (Calvinist) and a radical abolitionist, invades the armoury kills some people and hopes ...
... so far. There are also hosting programs that bring Ukrainian orphans for 3 week visits during the summer and Christmas. This gives orphans more experiences with the outside international world and also may inspire Americans to adopt them. It appears that quite a few orphans have been adopted due to these hosting programs. We would be open to hosting a child this summer as an additional step in the adoption ...