Hampton Inn Gettysburg

1280 York Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gettysburg

1820. Apple Capital

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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Day 312
4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms

Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...

1819. The White Squaw

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... once an Indian tribe attacked a homestead and captured a 15 year old girl. Afterwards she chose to stay with the tribe, married and spent her life with them. Sounds like a story I'd like to learn more about...

As I do my parkbench concert, about 12-15 people go jogging past. This would be perfectly normal if I were, say, in Switzerland, but in small town Pennsylvania, this is quite a pleasant surprise.
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Post-visit: The Civil Wars that didn't Happen

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... ended at any time. Either side could have given into the demands of the other side, and things would have gotten sorted out eventually. And it didn't because, in my humble non-expert opinion, the leaders on both sides became so blinded by their goals and their lust to stay in power, that they simply didn't care how many people had to die--as long as they were still in control, and their goals were achieved.

Suddenly, my mind comes back to the present. I think of a ...

1818. Approaching Gettysburg

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... walk, a chance to ponder on my travels of years past, pausing occasionally to snap a photo of an interesting barn or a herd of horses. As I'm doing little traveling these days, I'm finally getting caught up on my writing, currently writing about my 2006 trip to Central Western Africa.

Bonneauville, is not a very cohesive town--but it's a "borough", so I'm definitely counting it as ...

1817. The Traffic Circle

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... can meet and and interact... but not America. Sure we have Main Streets where supposedly people can meet while walking down the sidewalk, but rarely a peaceful public place to sit down right in the middle of town. I miss that.

Nobody joins me for my parkbench concert in the circle, so I head into a cafe on the circle. I like the coffeehouse scene here in the US... you see ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 1280 York Road, Gettysburg, is near Jennie Wade House, The Majestic Theater, Explore & More, and Pioneer Lines Scenic Railway.
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