Econo Lodge Carlisle
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We had a great trip overall, but the weather was cold and the campsite was loud.
We arrived about 6:30pm on Friday night after having to pack the entire camper since this was our madden voyage in the new camper. It was dark when we got to out Site 93. I was a little slow unhook and setup since this was my very first time. I got everything unhooked and leveled and turned on by I'm guessing around 7:30 where made our first meal in ...
... various levels of artillery. First there would be a barrage of solid shot, which are long-range canon fire. As we get closer, then would the split case (which is exploding canon balls), then canisters (which are smaller lead balls used as shrapnel), and finally musket fire. All the while, the soldiers are lined up shoulder to shoulder and keeping in step. As people fell, soldiers would come to up to fill the gaps.
There would also ...
... a way with words that’s for sure! After driving around seeing most of the battle sites we decided it was time to head to D.C before it got dark. We were hoping to walk around the National Mall a little bit that afternoon so that the next day we could focus on all the museums. Unfortunately we got to D.C just as rush hour traffic was starting and ended up stuck in the worst deadlock for over an hour. Chris ...
... the crowd.
Now, 20 years later, I'll have to admit, I still enjoy living in other countries more than in my own. I still like the feeling of being "unique" and different from those around me. But I think I've matured enough to be able to adapt and find myself wherever fate decides to put me or whatever people I have around me.
Remembering Winter of 2000
A bit further up the road, and the movie reel flashes forward 6 years: It's Winter of 2000. This time ...
... to check out their stadium. Gettysburg College is a D3 school with about 2,600 student. The campus consisted of beautiful old red brick buildings and plenty of shaded green space. The football field was very nice with large bleachers and field turf. Go Bullets!
After lunch the "old man" needed a nap, so I dropped him off and headed to Hanover, PA, the closest town with actual shopping. I was in search of a pillow to replace the one I left in NY. Mission ...