Dykeman House Bed & Breakfast
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Day Totals: 14 hrs, 28.9 kms Date changed for geographic continuity I'm getting close to my base camp of Chambersburg, so I'm going to go ahead and include every town in the vicinity in my Hike. That means doing a bit of a detour to the north to snag Newburg, right up against the mountainside. First I take a quick bathroom stop at Mcdonalds where a group of about 12 older men are seated together. I notice that one of them is wearing an "NRA" cap and another guy in the group ...
... s population grows 25% of its food. That's what has allowed many crowded regions of the world (Japan, the Gulf states, etc) to give more priority to industry and other aspects of their economy and simply not worry much about growing fooding--they can always just import it from the US. But there is a downside as well. There are countries in Africa where people could be growing their own food, but the fields lie fallow. Why? Because local farmers can't compete with ...
... of the powerful country of the USA that we have today. But things like this are a reminder that, no, things could have been different. There were plenty of Native Americans who really wanted to work things out peacefully and I'm sure many of others would have come around if it had been clear that negotiations was the best long term solution for their people. The problem was that most whites at that time simply didn't see Indians as people. They were ...
... so I never really bonded with the place. But there are a lot of memories here, so I'm going to take my time revisiting and reminiscing on my life back when this grand project was born. First, is the park where I'd take my daughter... and where I had some of the last conversations with my father before he passed away... Then past my old apartment building, where I did enjoy the diversity of neighbors... ...
... watch and think "that would NEVER happen in real life!"
OK--maybe if I were walking through Los Angeles, maybe--but South Mountain??
We exchange information and I continue on my way.
Finally I reach the prosperous, fertile plains with sprawling farms and not a square foot untouched by humans... and soon I reach the village of Fairfield.
Fairfield is basically just one street--but yeah, it's got some charm to ...