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Travel Blogs from Gettysburg
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 ...
... to pack in just a couple more Adams County towns before finally closing this loop in my Superhike that just doesn't want to end.
Arendtsville, is a cohesive little town with house packed tightly together on its Main Street. But no shops--nor any sign that there ever were any shops here, which seems odd. There is a little park just a block away with some plaque that tell of the history here. Arendtsville ...
... The battlefields are still some of the biggest tourist attractions...
Why? Why are people so fascinated by a war that we still can't fully explain why we fought? I have a couple of theories:
First, it's the only full scale war fought in the United States (unless you count the even more confusing War of 1812). Other countries have the luxury (?) of having dozens of wars in their history that they can study and reenact, we only have one truly all-American ...
7 hrs, 17 kms
Day totals: 13 hrs, 27 kms
Notice: the dates have been changed to keep my hike segments in geographic order
After New Oxford, I follow famous Route 30 for a little ways, but I'm quite glad to get away from it--too much traffic. Instead I take "Ox Bon" road which meanders through the countryside, towards my next town, Bonneauville. A ...
... the infamous Pickett's charge on the 3rd. this 377 foot painting circles around the visitors and was done in 1884 by Paul Philippoteaux. It is truly awesome, causing civil war veterans to weep when it was first shown. Still pretty powerful even for those not battle scared. Following a tour of the battlefields we sought out the site of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the Soldier's National Cemetery, and then the train station he arrived at in November ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed