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So after the last post we left Delta and headed for Baltimore, the morning was fresh and we left at 7.30 headed to the nearest store and grabbed our usual powerade nutrigrain bars and doughnuts tonkick start the day, we had a good pace heading into Baltimore and then we hit the wrong part of town, never felt so out of place with people all on there …
... had the obligatory swing seat or rockers. After driving into the Washington State Park we went on to Antietam where a famous bloody battle had taken place in 1863 between the Confederates under General Robert E Lee and the Unionists under General Maclellan. In one day, 23,000 men died with 18,000 wounded, a truly awful loss of men and the worst day of the War. ...
... we reached Gettysburg, the site of the most famous and bloody battle of the US Civil War. During 3 days on July 1863 some 46 thousand soldiers (about 30% of the numbers on both armies) died on some 30 miles of battlefield.
Many monuments and cemeteries and a battle museum.
From there a short motorway drive to Frederick, Maryland where we are spending the night.
Starting time tomorrow is at 7.
... s been for the better. To get back to the original question, there's a way or looking at it -- what's more important to you -- money or time? While the trip itself was not incredibly expensive, we did give up a substantial portion of income we *could* have earned. We have the memories -- but for the most part that's it.
But I'd still do it again.
As we said when planning the trip -- you only live once. Take the ...
... it in stages (Egypt/East Africa/South Africa -- maybe West Africa); something to look forward to.
Given the timing (winter) much of the Northern Hemisphere was out. So, no Eastern Europe, Eurasia or China. We wanted to avoid expensive countries, so strike Japan and Australia/New Zealand.
In the end, it came down to Southeast Asia, India or South America. South America we had recently been to. India is fascinating, we could ...
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