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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... their property that evening. We ate one of our treats for dinner: we had packed steaks and cooked them in foil packets in the coals of our fire. They were delicious.
Sadly, after that first day we didn't see the sun for the rest of the trip. It became grey and overcast and, while it didn't rain much more than a little sprinkle while we were on the river the second day, it rained at night, and so started the time of having constantly wet gear. It wasn't too bad, since we ...
... up the sides of the river valley on the rock. Quite a site. Also has two mainline railroad tracks that run through the town right along the edge of the rivers, on a CSX freight and the other a shared freight/Amtrak line. The Amtrak line is the one that connects Chicago to Washington, DC.
After we toured around the park, we headed further north to Hagerstown, MD, to check out a few more. We crossed back over both the Shenandoah River and the ...
... the last 3 weeks and I was keen to try the state dish and it did not disappoint. It tastes fresh, flavourful and the satisfaction you get after fighting tooth and nail to eat it is like nothing else, it's a primeval feeling.
So after crabs we got a couple of drinks around the corner, talked sports and then headed home around midnight.
Straight to bed after that ready for a long day or 2 of traveling ...
... States. You've got these two mighty rivers coming together... a town squeezed in between them that still looks much like it did 150 ago (except for a couple of cars)... There are two railroad bridges which sort of symbolize the strategic importance of this place for industry and the expansion of the American Experiment... and yet despite the fact that this mighty, ambitious civilization has been growing and developing for some 400 years, here at this ...
... surrendered very quickly. (cavalry escaped the night before). So 12,500 troops surrendered with only 503 casualties. (83 killed).FYI casualties reflects, killed wounded or missing.
Compared to Gettysburg and Antietam this was a pretty minor skirmish. Although had the Union held out another day, AP Hills corps would never have made it to Antietam to rescue the CSA that day.
One of the interesting stories involved the Union commander ...