Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chambersburg
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- Continental Breakfast
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Swimming pool
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The long day of driving included several encounters with slowed traffic and construction. We finally arrived in Gettysburg. We decided to drive through town to see what eating establishments were still open - trying to avoid the quick burger & fries menu. We ended up in the park and decided to go see the Eternal Flame. We'll be visiting the site again tomorrow, but wanted to get some pictures of the flame in the twilight / dusk. ...
Had a great day today with Aunt Kathie and her family, they joined us at jellystone for swimming, jumping on the jumpy pillow and chatting. It was great to get to know you guys! And don't forget, make sure you "dip and pull" when putting on a swimsuit!!! Ended the day with some amazing smoked pork Shawn started at 11pm the night before. So glad we got the recipe, we will definitely be trying to duplicate ...
... Overall, the work experience here was a positive one--although that was a confusing time in my life, as I discussed in my Scotland, Pennsylvania entry a few months ago. I'm glad I walked back here to pay homage to an important phase in my life.
I wander around the development to see if I can pick out the houses I worked on and remember my experiences and mishaps during my summer as a construction worker...
And with that, I loop on back towards ...
... 10 years ago. Things have gotten much more impersonal. Nowadays you can only apply for jobs by computer--and the computer is programmed to "weed out" undesirable applicants. So you might apply for a hundred jobs, but if you've got some blot on your record, the computer might kick you out every time without an actual human even seeing your application! The same goes for renting an apartment: if you don't meet the standards, all of the rental agencies will turn you down.
... Civil War because the mayor refused to pay 100,000 dollars in gold as a ransom. Chambersburg was the only northern town to have suffered such fate. And as in many towns in this part of the country, you'll find many things that suggest that that conflict if far from forgotten. In fact, on the south side of the fountain, is the statue of a Civil War Union soldier... standing... waiting to see if those Southern rebels dare invade again.
The Founding of Chambersburg