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Today is the day Ashley and I have been waiting for for months! This evening around 6 pm, we are flying out of Washington and will be landing in Madrid around 8 am (Madrid time). Hopefully we will be able to catch a few hours of sleep on the flight, even though I'm sure we both will be too excited :) Ashley and I are both nervous about how well we will be able to communicate with people when we get there. Yes, we have both been studying Spanish for years (around 7 or ...
... swung through the Historical Park to check it out. An interesting amalgam of civil war sites and histories. A couple of battle sites, the site of John Brown's anti-slavery uprising, the confluence of the two rivers and the subsequent influence on the development of Harpers Ferry, and the unique configuration of historical Harpers Ferry, which is nestled into the point of land that sits at that confluence. The town was built first on the rivers edge, then ...
... 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 ...
... huge variety of animals, as you can see from the photos, it’s very accessible—easy walking—and the weather cooperated magnificently. They definitely need to upgrade the signage, as many signs are either missing or wrong, and it would be good to see some sign that they are trying to upgrade the facilities for the animals! We aren’t likely to go back, but we have finally visited as we said we would one day.
... a nice town in many ways, but I'm not sure I'd rank it above dozens (if not hundreds) of other "quaint" American small towns. We didn't have a lot of time before we wanted to move on to Gettysburg, PA, so maybe we didn't give it the justice/time it deserves...
We did have a very nice dinner at the Mellow Moods Cafe and Juice Bar in downtown Shepherdstown. It was ...
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