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... to New York (state) to New Jersey and finally Pennsylvania.
We drove through an Amish area which was very interesting as we saw many horse drawn carriages with people going about their business and also a couple of groups of children playing. Quite thought provoking.
Onto Harrisburg for the evening. Seemingly run down in ...
... settled in for the night. A few rangers passed by and didn't bug us so we were good for a free nights sleep in the dark and quiet forest.
We woke up and drove through the park to the campgrounds
where we took advantage of the bathrooms and filled up our water tank. The park
is pretty big so it took us about 30minutes to drive to some of the hiking
trails. We did 2 quick but ...
... to pass on many of these rigid rules to their children. "They have access to information--some of them even have smartphones! One Amish fellow told me that, even though they don't have electricity in the house--he can still watch TV by running it off a car battery."
As we're speaking a fellow in Amish attire passes us on a bicycle
"He's probably not Amish... most Amish don't allow bicycles--only foot scooters... bicycles are ...
... gone wrong... I don't feel any rush to walk long distances today. It seems to be more a day of quiet reflection. I take my time wandering around the historical society museum. An image that really sticks in my mind is two aerial photos of the suburbs of Harrisburg. Fifty years ago it was all farmland. Now it's all urban sprawl.... I chat with the lady there a bit more... about the problems of our country... about other countries and whether they've got a ...
... earth's plates ramming into each other, forcing these layers of rock upwards over periods of millions of years does put things in perspective. Suddenly all the puttering around we humans have done tinkering with the earth's surface doesn't seem so big in comparison.
I do have to climb to the top of one of these boulders and take a selfie...
The trail follows the ridge for a while. With a little imagination, you might be able to convince yourself ...