Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlisle
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Harrisburg is Pennsylvania's capital city, so I figured I’d make a visit to the capitol building while in the center of the state. According to the capitol’s website there are tours conducted on weekends as well as during the week. However, I found no way to get into the capitol building on Saturday without a security badge, so I didn’t manage to get to see the interior. If the interior is anywhere near ...
... And when I am at a place like Gettysburg I think more of the colossal waste of life of men memorialized by the monuments or buried in the cemeteries than that excitement of the battle.
Gettysburg National Battlefield Park is part of the National Park System, so it is meticulously preserved and maintained as are most Civil War battlefields. We have a luxury of being able to preserve them well since we have relatively few battlefields in our short history. Could you imagine ...
... on the way.
The rest of our journey to our final hotel stop of the trip is using the Interstate and doing battle with lots of very large lorries who like travelling at 80 mph.
Dutch Paul went off on his own today to see some of the sights in Washington - a few of us wished we had joined him! Well done Paulfor having the courage to do it!
In the hotel we sort our stuff for tommorrow as it going to be a hectic ...
... a white, but easy to walk on top of. We're even come across a couple of cyclist out enjoying this beautiful day.
"I thought I was the only one who went snowbiking" I tell Dan.
Along the way, we talk. About my grandparents--Dan helps answer some questions I've had about their lives, and how indirectly they helped make me the person I am today. We talk about alternate family histories... about finding ones path in life... about culture and the future ...
... feel deserves a closer look, so I step inside.
There I meet a Norwegian fellow, Tom, who is happy to answer my questions me a tour of his shop, which focuses more on Northern European condiments, cheese and sausages. I ask if he gets a lot of customers
"There are a lot of Germans who come--but these are first generation immigrants who came after World War II... then there are Americans who have gone to Europe an liked the food there"