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27 kms, Day 310
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Today I'm determined not to spend half my hike stumbling in the dark, so I'm going to get a really early start to my day. I head out before dawn, drop off the car at my end point, ride my bike up to my starting point, and begin my hike before the sun comes up!
It's a pleasant straight stretch from Smithsburg to Hagerstown, up and down gentle hills soaking in the autumn colors. I pass through a little unicorporated village ...
Unfortunately the kids had to take one parent along to the ski resort, and Nick wasted no time in reluctantly volunteering. Only 90 min from the house, saw us arrive at the ski center. Wow, incredible place, so close to Washington DC. After a 1 ...
... there's yet another section of the military park, with another row of monuments to the various regiments and units... some get a simple pillar, others a towering obelisk... Then finally the "Eternal Peace Flame", dedicated by President Roosevelt, ironically just a few years before World War II broke out...
And finally, I'm done. No more Civil War stuff. Just a long stretch of country road. I'm ...
Again, back to my understanding of human nature. When a person has power, typically he does everything he can to hold onto that power. I'm quite confident that this was a huge factor in motivating the leaders on both sides to keep this war going on for so long and with so many casualties.
At the beginning, with it looked like this was going to be a simple conflict to resolve, maybe their intentions were sort of good. Lincoln wanted to stop the expansion ...
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