Sleep Inn & Suites Emmitsburg
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... hop on a bus or a taxi and be quickly shuttled to wherever you need to go. Not an option here in rural Pennsylvania.
Finally I make it back to the Mont Alto road, reach the town, park my car and begin the hike.
Mont Alto is officially a "borough" but it feels more like a rural village. No real Main Street or shops, just houses along the highway and a couple of side streets. I suspect this town felt much more alive back in the days before ...
... bottles of champagne popped open at midnight to celebrate in style the arrival of 2014. Good company, good food, what more could you want?
Alexandra drove up to Emmitsburg and spent New Year's Eve and Day with the family. She left this morning at 6:00 am to go back to Richmond. Even this has been an absolutely perfect Holiday Season at the Regester family, it will come to no surprise when I tell you that it is not easy for me ...
... the coldest temperature I've ever hiked in. No, there will be no guitar this time--trying to strum a guitar at minus 20? Nope, that ain't happening--nor will I need to... today my Superhike will take me to two towns I already parkbenched a full 6 years ago. Now I'm going to experience them a bit more.
Tips on Subzero Hiking on a Budget
Hiking in this kind of weather isn't a problem--if your suited up in an expensive snowsuit. Since I doubt I'll be doing ...
... we needed to move on.
Finally, we did a small segment of the "auto tour" (without the CD audio narration, which was available) to look at some of the battlefield -- so many monuments, large and small; some commemorating states of the Union (or Confederacy), some -- individual regiments; some -- individual persons.
We then left Gettysburg in mid-afternoon as we wanted to visit the town of Lititz and then drive to Kennett Square (near Longwood Gardens) yet ...
... at about 30-40 MPH. At high tide the water had reached the sand dunes well above the usual line. At the same time we were monitoring the weather channel and they were predicting a massive land fall from anyplace from here in Ocean City to Long Island. Ocean City only had mandatory evacuation from 32 street south and being at 127Th street the option was ours. Although the wind was really never and issue the surge ...