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... in. It was about a 10 mile loop of some of the best scenery we’ve seen so far and it was right at sunset which made for perfect picture taking. A few beers and some good patio conversation made for a lovely evening. Jeff and Jane’s sons Josh and Jon were nice enough to join us as well and we really enjoyed hanging with them (I haven’t seen them since I was very young!) They also have a huge mastiff named Nero who was a lot ...
... started after Lancaster. I did not realize that the museum is several miles outside of town. The countryside is beautiful and we passed several Amish buggies. We arrived at the museum and were directed by people with red flags to a parking space that had just been vacated very close to the museum. We walked up to the first ticket tent we saw. When we worked our way to the counter we asked about various ticket options. The woman looked at ...
... houses and how generations live together with each generation building onto the back of the house for the oldest generation to live in. So we saw some 3 generation houses. We heard how their schooling system works and how they have special permission for children to stop school at 12 and fill in log books as they learn their parents farming life or skill. The telephone sheds were ...
... do not believe that any images be made of people. Likewise they don't like having photographs taken of their faces and will turn away. We then onto the Main Street of intercourse where we saw many horses and buggies take the Amish through the streets alongside cars. It was quite busy on the streets being a Saturday morning. We enjoyed looking in all of the shops and bought a few trinkets. It is Fall Harvest season so all of the shops are heavily decorated with pumpkins, candles and ...
... to the history of our nation.
note is that the nearby Brandywine Creek battlefield is not a
national park. Nor is it a state park. We lost that battle. There is
also not a national battlefield on Staten Island. Perhaps it is human
nature to not celebrate your losses. To the victor belongs the
spoils, as they say. And the parks, evidently.
This is my second
trip to Valley Forge. Both times have been on business trips. It is