Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Travel Blogs from Shepherdstown
... being home so far: seeing my parents and my pets, getting to do laundry and have clean clothes, getting to sleep 11 glorious hours in my own bed at home, and getting to eat my mom's cooking. It's good to be home, but part of me will always be missing Spain. This was the best experience of my life and I'm so glad I took advantage of the opportunity. Really, I'm grateful I even had the opportunity in the first place. It's a memory I'll cherish forever!
... Appalachian one...
But in the end I decided to just make the 20 mile detour and include another full size city in my mostly farmland and small town Superhike.
So here we are... I start right where I left off last time, in an area of nice, new townhouse developments and endless strip malls... that abruptly switches to the rather shabby but freshly painted old houses packed tightly together as I reach the historical core. It never has a run down ...
... of this entire hike so far.
Shepherdstown is a complete anomally here in West Virginia. Most of West Virginia, is traditional Republican "Red State" conservative. Shepherdstown went 90% for Obama last election.
"Is it just the college?" I ask a local lady.
"A lot of people commute here to DC--it's one of the last stops of the commuter train. Also, this is a popular retirement town for federal workers from DC... including ...
... who roam around back there without cages. This is very similar to a wildlife park near David that I’ve been to a couple of times; there, the giraffes come and stick their heads through your car windows and slobber all over you as they try to get to the food cups. This is actually pretty entertaining (not the slobber, but the animals), and I recommend trying it if you get a chance. No giraffes here, but bison, mountain ...
... for the day.
Seriously in most of my photos to date in this blog I have either had helmet hair, hat hair, and in this photo - head massage hair - honesty there's no point using a hair dryer when I can get my hands on one, because it is so humid here, I'm over it:-)
It was really hot when we left the house today - 34 degrees and humid. Sharon and I saw The Heat ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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