Dykeman House Bed & Breakfast
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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 ...
Today we set out to visit Gettysburg, PA military park. We had a really informative private guided car tour in and around the Gettysburg area seeing most of the major battle points and the history of the 3 day battle. Pretty intense.
After the 2 hour car tour, we visited the museum. We viewed a 30 min movie about the battle followed by viewing the second largest Cyclorama in the world depicting the Battle. After that, ...
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 ...
... subsidized grain imported from the USA.
Many countries are dangerously dependant on US food imports. They when their currency loses value, food prices spike causing unrest. The food riots in Egypt (which should be a food exporter rather than a food importer) were one of the things that led up to the Arab Spring.
So, yes, I would say it's possibe to grow too much food.
So, if we are growing too much food, what should we do with our ...
... with an enthusiastic older fellow eager to answer my questions.
"St Anne used to come here to meditate. No, there were no apparitions here, that we know of--this is just a copy of the Grotto of Lourdes... but we get about 500,000 visitors a year."
500,000 visitors!? Why can't people just fly to France to see the real Grotto of Lourdes?
... Oh that's right... hardly any Americans have passports...
I head up to visit the site, where ...