Shippen Place Hotel
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It doesn't take me too long to fully explore the town--to climb up a little ridge to check up it little castle with a garden in the center (free entrance)... to wander up and down its various alleys. Since the bus isn't leaving for a good while, I decide to go ahead and wander along a country road for a while, then come back.
I suppose I could start a Superhike here--there are villages up in the hills to explore... Nah... I'll continue ...
... Tavern is down in the stone-walled basement where you can still view the spring which the staff told us is also still used for the bathrooms.
We tried a local brew, Troegs Perpetual IPA, which was tasty and refreshing after the trudge through the battlefields. When we learned that the specialty menu ...
... to know about the battle. We did not know that it is the largest battle ever to take place on American soil. The walk around the national cemetery and the battlefields with all the monuments and the incredibly large amount of unknown soldier markers was very sobering. Highly recommended!
We're hoping to go into town tomorrow and tour the town itself, but rain is in the forecast...
... buildings. No wonder they were everywhere! The visitors centre is well worth while spending some time. The Gettysburg Battle was 1-3 July 1863 and there are regular re-enactments staged, plus an amazing museum and a cyclorama which is a massive circular oil painting depicting one of the battles. Unfortunately memory is a problem these days - can't remember the actual size of the painting but it was huge. After the museum and cyclorama we did the self drive tour of ...
... Amish can't really explain why they have have all these rules. They're just rules they have to follow without questioning or analyzing. And the consequences of not following the rules are pretty drastic: you get shunned by the church, which means you get thrown out from the only family and community you've known into the world which you've always been told is evil and dangerous.
Oh, and you'll spend eternity in hell.
This makes me wonder, is ...