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... is prospering, in the faces of the older folks you can see that they've been through hard times.
But the big distinction I see in Portugal--something I really haven't seen anywhere else in Europe is how well African immigrants seem to be integrated to society. They live in the same neighborhoods, eat at the same restaurant tables, have the same job positions as white folks--they clearly intermingle freely... in fact, it's more often ...
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 ...
... day of work in the quarry! I figure, if they could do it on a hard work day, I can do this hike in the middle of a long hike... So up I go. It is a fun experience... climbing this Stairway to Heaven. Brings back memories of the stairways up the mountains to temples in China, like Tai'an. But this was not used to go to a place to worship, but rather to labor away at what I would imagine was a low paying ...
... miles. But if you're going northwest, as I was the previous day, you'll be going up down up down over each ridge.
Suddenly the ridge to my left edge abruptly exposing the other valley on the other side, with flat, fertile farmland--a pleasant change of scenery.
It's not long and I reach my 4th town of the day: the one street village of Shirleysburg. I find a covered area to strum my songs... and call it a ...
3 hrs, 5 kms
Actual date: April 2, 2015
Right across the stream from Rockhill furnace is the sister town of Orbisonia, which has an actual functioning Main Street with quite a few people out and about. It starts raining, so I duck into the gas station and grab a sandwich.
It's been a while since I've been in a town with a decent Main Street. It's nice to see some character and life in one of these "other side of the mountain" ...
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