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Travel Blogs from Carlisle
4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms
Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...
8 hrs, 15 kms
I still have a little more Gettysburg stuff to see as I head out of town... but I think I'm done rambling on that topic. One plaque that does catch my attention is a about the 50th year anniversary, when 44,000 Union troops and 8,000 Confederate troops got together for a big "family reunion" for old times sake.
I guess it's nice to finish this on a positive note.
... that the body count was able to get so high and nobody in power seems to have had the common sense to say "wait... wait... wait! this is really stupid. We're Christian Americans slaughtering other Christian Americans by the hundreds of thousands... We have no reason to hate each other--much less massacre each other. There's GOT to be a better way to work something out!"
The Cemetery for the Black Soldiers
So today I'm just going to wander around Gettysburg and ...
... walk, a chance to ponder on my travels of years past, pausing occasionally to snap a photo of an interesting barn or a herd of horses. As I'm doing little traveling these days, I'm finally getting caught up on my writing, currently writing about my 2006 trip to Central Western Africa.
Bonneauville, is not a very cohesive town--but it's a "borough", so I'm definitely counting it as ...
... Texas and his girlfriend in Boston--but they seem well settled in here in Small Town Pennsylvania
"Lot's of history here--many of the houses are over 200 years old. Some of them have secret rooms inside where they would hide escaped slaves during the Underground Railroad period..."
He goes on to tell me more about secrecy in this region "A lot of Freemasons around here... ...