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The long day of driving included several encounters with slowed traffic and construction. We finally arrived in Gettysburg. We decided to drive through town to see what eating establishments were still open - trying to avoid the quick burger & fries menu. We ended up in the park and decided to go see the Eternal Flame. We'll be visiting the site again tomorrow, but wanted to get some pictures of the flame in the twilight / dusk. ...
... hikers attempt a feat of strength: the Half-Gallon Challenge. It's pretty simple: eat a half-gallon of ice cream without throwing up. There was a big group of hikers taking the challenge when I got there, and I joined in. I got cookies and cream, my strategy being that I liked the flavor so it would be easier, and the cookie bits would break up the monotony. Then I discovered that it had the most calories of all the choices, but I had already started so it was ...
... might be the ultimate torturous experience... for another, it might be part of a grand, exciting life adventure.
And for me?
This is heaven. Because that's what I choose for it to be.
Finally I reach St Thomas proper, which consists of a rather shabby row of houses along the highway, and one or two back alleys. It does have a large fire station/library, a park where I pause to strum a few songs--and a tiny little war memorial... so, yeah, it ...
... white settlers, perhaps?
No, the opposite.
White people burned the homes of the Indians?
No--not that either!
What really happened was a refreshing anomaly in the cruel and tragic relationship between the White Man and the Natives. See, back in the mid-1700s, there was an agreement that this land was to belong to the Indians. Then, a couple of white families decided to test that agreement and built homes on Indian land.
... with that, I head on back towards Chambersburg, taking the same road through the apple orchards that I'd take on my bicycle back in 2001, when going to the movies at nearby Chambersburg Mall.
The quarters for the migrant apple pickers are quite spartan. This is one job that I didn't do back when I was getting started trying to get on my feet back when I moved to the US--although I considered it. Looking at the one room living quarters for pickers who toil in the freezing ...