Four Points by Sheraton Chambersburg
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Avons joué les deux parcours du Penn aujourd'hui. Magnifique journée ensoleillée même si les pointages n'ont pas été à la hauteur du talent.
These thoughts were in my mind as I observed and compared notes with what I saw in Brazil back in 05. Clearly, the Portuguese have approached the whole matter of race and integration differently than other European powers.
Anyways... I kind of got off topic... I find a cheap room in Faro, wander around town a bit... next day I explor the old city and castle walls... then decide to backtrack a little bit and go see ...
... but Americans do seem to be able to cope with crowds and queues very well. We started the day by watching a film and cyclorama on the fighting at Gettysburg during The Civil War. Both were extremely good and gave us a good background knowledge of the battle. We then had some lunch and took a two hour tour with a war ...
... See) The introductory film and the cyclorama is excellent preparation for the tour of the battlefield. Total casualties (killed, wounded, captured and missing) for the three days of fighting (July 1-3, 1863) were 23,000 for the Union army and as many as 28,000 for the Confederate army. (per the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum).
We topped off the day with a late lunch at a french cafe in town - delicious! Voted best in Gettysburg! ...
... Valley--looks more like a vast plain than a valley, with another wooded ridge, far, far away. In between is farmland, forest some of the towns I've visited along this hike--although they're a bit hard to make out.
Then comes the coolest part of my little side trip. I happened to have come at just the right time, when a young fellow dressed in Civil War uniform is about to put on a demonstration.
First he explains and demonstrates ...
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