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Today the plan is, after we finish breakfast, we are going to get our photos taken using original photography equipment back from the civil war era. We will be dressed according to the period. After that, we will grab lunch to go and head down via Skyline Drive thru the mountains. Due to the weather in Charleston, SC we are no longer heading that way. We will be making our way to Knoxville, TN. Or as close as we can. Today is mostly going to be a driving ...
... to the locals called Garry Owens Irish Pub. I had the fish and chips and Jess had the shepherds pie. Both were really good. I can see why they got good reviews.
Following lunch, we headed out for the historical walking tour seeing all the civil war buildings still standing today along with the history behind them. It is so cool to still see the holes made from rifle shots as well as unexploded cannon balls still ...
Woke up this morning and boy are we sore. Who would have thought just driving for 7+ hours would do that. We are about to grab breakfast and then make the 30 min drive to Gettysburg to meet with our guide. Our guide is to provide a 3 hour history tour of Gettysburg and the surrounding area. Should be a learning experience. Then off to lunch and maybe the museum and/or a visit to the Amish country. That's still up in air. Anyways off we go until the next ...
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Greencastle is the in between town--never quite achieving the status of its neighbors Chambersburg (to the north) or Hagerstown to the south). A small town core... a couple of industries around it--but no mall... no Walmart (something to be ashamed of?). But it does have some nice Victorian houses--and I spot more cafes than diners in the town core... perhaps that suggests a bit more ...
... 80 years ago... It presents respectful, but rather stereotypical images (as would be expected). Arab children living in the desert eating dates and riding camels... Eskimo children in igloos... No chapter on African children, I notice... I continue my stroll through town, snapping couple photos of the beautiful homes, then on may way, up over yet another ridge... then down into the plains, where the vast sprawl of Greater Washington-Baltimore ...