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Day 10: Faro Extra Day
0112 Finally a new Country! (Portugal 001, 08A -025)
Faro, February 23, 2008
Day 084: 6 hours, 7.0 kms
I've been wandering for almost four weeks now without stepping foot on a single "new" country! It's about time!
Immediately I want to discover: how is Portugal distinct from Spain? Language, obviously. But I'm looking ...
Day 321 8 hrs, 14 kms Day totals: 15 hrs, 29 kms Down the ridge on the east side I enter "Middletown Valley" a valley between Cumberland Valley and the coastal plains that lead to Washington DC. In the middle is Middletown proper, which has a decidedly different feel than Boonsboro. Here you find elegant Victorian style houses that say this is historically a wealthier area. What's the secret? Well, I'm going to have the chance to find out. ...
... trail... for 1 mile to the main road. I could just continue on south along the trail, but I've decide that the city of Frederick is worth yet another lengthy detour. Along the way I catch up with a fellow and his dog loaded with gear. No, he's not a "through-hiker", he's from Baltimore and just hiking for 3 weeks to get away from the city. Apparently he's not very interested in socializing, as he picks up the pace, I guess, to get away from me...
... end up with empty pews (and therefore empty offering boxes), they need to think up new ways to keep their members and attract new ones. Often they copy each other's ideas--whether its movie night, "bring you pets to be blessed" day, or an optional "contemporary worship" service catering to a younger crowd who prefer to worship with more modern music.
America is the Capital of Capitalism... the world leader of clever marketing in every aspect of life. Including faith.
... scooted out the door as inconspicuously as possible. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it really breaks our hearts to see kids so afraid.
We had an early finish time today, so once we got back to the RV, we took some photos with Tom and said our goodbyes. We stayed put so that we could make phone calls and plan out some more to do the rest of the week and next week. It's sometimes hard to get a hold of the sponsors after business hours, so this was the perfect opportunity.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center