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Travel Blogs from Harpers Ferry
... They are truly spectacular rivers.
Coming home, we stopped in Boonsboro at a very nice Grill and Tap Room, which featured about 25 craft tap beers, about half of which were from the regional area. They even had a Widmer seasonal on tap, although they listed it as being from Washington.
Finally, we stopped at a local casino that operates in conjunction with a large racetrack operation. Sheryl spent a while on the slot machines, I tried ...
... started a draft (conscription), there were riots in New York (featured in Gangs of New York) and one could avoid the draft by paying someone else to do it for you. Going rate was $300, and one man was found to have drafted for others over 250 times for money.
Also worth noting is that at Gettysburg and Antietam, the North only engaged 70% of their force in battle, compared to the CSA 100%.
Took the auto tour round Bolivar heights and ...
... don't know that's a distance of a few hundred yards along the footbridge that crosses the Potomac!
At the bottom of the hill we came to the lower town of Harper's Ferry, where much of the historical action took place. Here John Brown attacked the federal arsenal in 1859, hoping to foment ...
... immediately begin to process contingencies while Katelyn starts to cry. Everyone realizes what this means…we just rode 10 extra miles for nothing, and Mommy is already on her way to Harpers Ferry. I tell the girls that I am sooooo sorry, but I just made a mistake. I try to spin the positive and tell them that we only rode 5 miles, but that doesn’t go very far. Emma could see that I was upset about my mistake, so ...
I hurried to a travel agency, had a flight booked from Portland to Vancouver (thank you credit card!), hurried back to the desk with that ticket, and yes, I was allowed to proceed. Ouf!
Arriving at Dulles airport, after 1:30 hr standing in the line for immigration, and another 30 min in the line for customs... the usual stuff when entering the USA ;-)
Wilma and Steven did NOT come to get me at ...
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