McLean House Bed and Breakfast
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... sunrise across an endless sea of reddish brown tiles... I'm liking this town even more. Sure, it's a bit touristy--but I don't mind, it's got charm, character--and after parkbenching nearly 100 Spanish towns, I can more readily percieve the subtle differences between the two Iberian cousins... and it feels refreshing to experience a new country. Different food, language, architecture... a more run down feel, but not in a depressing way--more like ...
... from the previous establishment so we decide to partake of the Irish cheese board from the bar menu. An assortment of Irish farmhouse cheeses, served with Guinness wholegrain mustards, pickled veggies, & crackers tickled our tongues. One of the most authentic Irish pubs we've been in and very popular with the locals.
There, the Cyclorama was the big hit with us. A beautifully restored 42-feet high, 375-feet around painting from 1884 depicting the battle at Gettysburg. It came with a nice audio and light show presentation. Amazing! The 15-minute Morgan Freeman-narrated film about the battle that was shown beforehand was also great. In that short time, we learned just about everything ...
... as long it doesn't put them at risk.
But then I think: why are they really doing this? Why do they make their kids go to school on foot scooters in the freezing weather? Is it because they really believe that this is the way they are supposed to live?
Well... I'm not sure. I haven't had the opportunity to ask them. But I've spoken to people, like Jonathan on my Newville-Shippensburg hike, who have spent time with them and they tell me that, ...
... I've lost my way and have to retrace my steps. And the trail seems to go right through the middle of thick brush.
I start feeling quite frustrated--and a little worried. There's no way I'll be able to follow this trail after dark, and in over an hour I've only covered a couple hundred yards. I actually hiked this stretch of the trail some 13 years ago and don't remember it being this difficult and baffling--and here I am, supposedly a very seasoned ...