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... as the grandiose exterior I may have missed one of the better state capitol buildings in the country.
I wandered around the historic old center of town for a while and visited the Pennsylvania State Museum, which is next to the capitol and was open on Saturday. Although Harrisburg has some nice old row house neighborhoods, there’s also plenty of urban blight with abandoned houses with boarded up windows not far ...
The Battle of Gettysburg was the biggest and most decisive battle of the Civil War, or "The War of Northern Aggression" as some Southerners still prefer to call it, a real turning point that took place on July 1-4, 1863, more than two years into the war. This was my fourth visit to the park and my first alone.
Many Americans are thoroughly fascinated with the Civil War and all aspects of it, even taking place in historical reenactments (which in many cases are not ...
... on the way.
The rest of our journey to our final hotel stop of the trip is using the Interstate and doing battle with lots of very large lorries who like travelling at 80 mph.
Dutch Paul went off on his own today to see some of the sights in Washington - a few of us wished we had joined him! Well done Paulfor having the courage to do it!
In the hotel we sort our stuff for tommorrow as it going to be a hectic ...
... catches my eye. There I find tombstones of people who have lived and died here for the last 150 years. So I'm sure, back in the day, this WAS a village. There were shops here--as people couldn't just hop in there cars and drive to the nearest Walmart. This village had a soul. A couple ghostlike houses clustered together right at the center are a reminder of this.
I wonder how many more villages like this I'm going to find on my journey... probably a lot.
... the bravery of the soldiers.
After some free time, we go on a tour of the Eisenhower Farm, where Ike and Mamie retired to after the presidency. We are led by Don Markle, who knew the Eisenhowers personally. He gave us an excellent expert-level tour, pointing out things that other tour groups wouldn't have the chance to hear about. It was wonderful to see the house all ...