Cacapon Resort State Park
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... darn delicious. We finished the meal by splitting fried cheesecake bites that we dipped in chocolate sauce. Okay so we ate like pigs but we split everything so at least it wasn't as bad as it could have been and we got in that great workout. Justified pigging out! At the end of the night we were stuffed with food, the Pats had conquered the Broncos and we were ready for bed. Another night and another ...
... car (some great steaks!) and met some nice people too. I didn't catch their names but one lady had travelled all over Europe and had lots of interesting stories. And the guy we sat with for dinner had lived in San Francisco most of his life, and was travelling to Detroit to see an opera! He was also a big train lover (I imagine he would have gotten on well with Nick!) We are now going to try and settle in for the night. Eye masks and ear plug time - wish us luck! ...
... but feel a lot of sorrow for the
thousands of lives that were either ended prematurely or dramatically changed
for the worse for abstract ideas that had little real relevance to those fighting.
Preserving the Union? Would the northern soldiers or their families have been
any worse off if the United States had permanently broken up into two
countries? Probably not. Saving the southern way of life (meaning preserving
slavery)? Were ...
... distance to not provoke more violence. Then the "immoral practice" of this culture was phased out so this region could be fully a part of mainstream America.
Sound like I'm creating an "alternate history" to the war between North and South? No. This was the War between East and West, between the US government and the Mormons of Utah. And the "moral issue" wasn't slavery, it was polygamy. For some reason this conflict was solved quickly with minimal ...
... worked. During the Civil War, teams of signalers would relay messages from hilltop to hilltop--all the way from here to Washington, relaying vital information. From this hilltop important information was transmitted about troop movement leading to the battle of Sharpsburg.
I ask if any signal team was captured, and he says yes--but they managed to destroy their codes (which had to be changed frequently) in time.
Then he goes ...