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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 ...
... out of town on the northeast side, through the Lutheran Seminary. When I pass the musuem-house where General Lee's headquarters was, I figure I should check to see how much it costs--as I haven't entered a single museum here. Just my luck--it's free... so I take my time browsing through the mementos and relics... the weapons, the gear... the office where Lee made his plans...
Then I continue one up the ...
... down the road the markers begin: such and such regiment or cavalry had a skirmish here... I'm looking forward to really thinking over this whole Civil War thing and how it's portrayed in the history books... but I'm going to save that until I wander around the famous battlefield of Gettysburg...
Finally up over a ridge, and there it is: the climax of this sidetrip of my ...
... college students... and of course, the occasional Open Mike... Only problem is that they're too pricey for me. I hate paying 1.40 for a doughnut (when I could buy a half dozen doughnuts at the discount store for less than that!) but I figure it's worth it to enjoy the coffeehouse vibe.
A young fellow sitting next to me ask about the guitar... and we start chatting music. He grew ...
... calendar out, my map up, and numerous web sites open as I tried to figure out where I'd be when. After about 30 minutes and two hotel reservations I realized I was looking at the wrong week on the calendar! Fortunately my reservations had liberal cancelation policies, so I quickly canceled all my work and started over!
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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