The Jackson Rose B & B
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... the river from a book Down River Canoe had. We saw there were some islands coming up around where we planned on stopping and had heard there was potentially camping on them, so we planned to head there. We went through our second set of class II rapids, but they were much less interesting than the first, possibly because the river was higher from the rain. We somehow missed the islands, but we stealth camped a little ways past them in what seemed like a disused river recreation area ...
... welcomed us to their home and treated us like we were their kids. It was nice to sit with them over meals and chat. Jem who is like my big sister looked after us so well, taking days off to take us around and cook for us, even making time to zumba with me. JP who is the little brother I didn't want :) and Erin made us a nom nom home cooked meal and the cuties - Rylee and Jojo eagerly entertained when they got over their shyness. I hope we get to spend time with them again soon. Until then….
Harpers Ferry is found at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah river. The area is notable as a centre of 19th Century industry. Steep cobblestone streets with mountains and river backdrop. Sparks from events here in the 1800 eventually led to the civil war. Slavery ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...