The Atherton Hotel
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Well, today was my last official day at Penn State for a while. It was really bittersweet because I had to say my last goodbyes to so many people and friends, and it's especially hard because I'm not sure when our paths' might cross again. I guess that's a part of growing up, right? The next time I'll be ...
... It makes me appreciate the fact how in general people here follow the rules when it comes to hunting and fishing. Because they're afraid of getting caught, it's true... but also because they care about the long term well being of their community. They know that if they get greedy and shoot too many deer, pretty soon there won't be any, and everybody loses. This sense of collective conscientiousness ...
... Sheetz is one of the most innovative companies around (actually based in nearby Altoona) and is constantly tweaking their food menu. "Isn't Sheetz open 24 hours?" I ask the older fellow at the register. "We're the only store in the company that isn't. Neighbors complained, so an ordinance was passed limiting our hours. Maybe they were worried about the noise" A little odd for a city with trains ...
... It's getting dark, and I've still got miles to cover. I follow a dirt road along the train tracks to avoid walking on the highway. I've lost track of how many superlong cargo trains have passed me today. Passenger trains may be all but a thing of the past here in the US, but cargo train traffic I believe is actually increasing. Part of that might be due to the fact that, despite a relatively high wage, there's ...
Day 342 6 hrs, 12 kms Actual date: April 8, 2015 This is going to to be a long hike from Shirleysburg to Huntingdon without doing any sidetrips. But when I see a trail that says "Thousand Steps Trail" I have to at least check it out. Turns out, this is actually a thousand steps of stone, climbing 1,100 feet (350 meters) which were used by quarry workers to for a grueling climb--so they could start an ...