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I'd stayed the night in King of Prussia, about 15 miles north west of Philadelphia itself. it was easier to find and park than going into Downtown Philadelphia and after New York i'd just about had battling traffic in cities i didn't know. My hotel, The Crown Plaza, was right beside the King of Prussia Mega Mall, reputed to be the second largest in …
... place must really be hopping during harvest time.
I don't really feel like putting on a lot of miles today. I've got a lot of stuff going through my head right now, and it seems like, sitting on a comfortable chair at Subway, staring out at the street is a good way to sort things out.
I'd really rather eat something original on my hikes rather than some fast food chain... but I'm on a tight budget, and Subway's 2.50 $ sub is hard to pass ...
8 hrs, 15 kms
I still have a little more Gettysburg stuff to see as I head out of town... but I think I'm done rambling on that topic. One plaque that does catch my attention is a about the 50th year anniversary, when 44,000 Union troops and 8,000 Confederate troops got together for a big "family reunion" for old times sake.
I guess it's nice to finish this on a positive note.
... if you ask me.
I'm becoming less and less inspired all the statues of the "heroic" generals sending out their men like sheep to the slaughterhouse.
But what about the monuments to the soldiers themselves? The ones who actually fired the bullets? Surely these were courageous heroes, were they not?
Sorry, I'm just not feeling that either. Maybe it's just me, but if I were given a gun and told "See those guys on the other side of the field? Go kill ...
7 hrs, 17 kms
Day totals: 13 hrs, 27 kms
Notice: the dates have been changed to keep my hike segments in geographic order
After New Oxford, I follow famous Route 30 for a little ways, but I'm quite glad to get away from it--too much traffic. Instead I take "Ox Bon" road which meanders through the countryside, towards my next town, Bonneauville. A ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking