Red Carpet Inn Gettysburg
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4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms
Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...
... at the edge of the foothills of South Mountain--the ridge between the Chambersburg and Gettysburg valleys, and is an important apple and peach growing area.
The town also has a more rustic, frontier feel to it. No grand, Victorian style houses that I saw in towns farther east.
There's also a mention of the "White Squaw" back in colonial times, when this was a frontier area going into Indian ...
... a fresh batch of soldiers for our wars of the future. Soldiers who they hope will also be willing to kill and die without needing an explanation as to whether and why these wars are really necessary.
If we can't learn from our past mistakes--or at least acknowledge that they were mistakes--we're damned to repeat them.
The Civil Wars That Didn't Happen
As I walk back toward Gettysburg in the darkness, enjoying the still tranquility of the night... ...
... It has a humble borough building, with a sign showing it's open just a few hours a week, with the phone number for who you can call if you need a service during off hours. Looks like a much more efficient system then having an army of bureaucrats sitting around 5 days a week.
Do a little loop, enjoy a peaceful Parkbench session in the park, then head on towards Gettysburg. A ...
... college students... and of course, the occasional Open Mike... Only problem is that they're too pricey for me. I hate paying 1.40 for a doughnut (when I could buy a half dozen doughnuts at the discount store for less than that!) but I figure it's worth it to enjoy the coffeehouse vibe.
A young fellow sitting next to me ask about the guitar... and we start chatting music. He grew ...