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... there's probably a shortage of American willing to commit to a lifetime of celibacy...
After 15 minutes in the Catholic church, I'm ready to walk some more, going up and down the various streets. There is kind of a ghetto feel around downtown--although I do see a good a mix of blacks and whites living together.
Next I head down to a beautiful park built around a little artificial lake. Here you can find the house of Hager, the founder of ...
Unfortunately the kids had to take one parent along to the ski resort, and Nick wasted no time in reluctantly volunteering. Only 90 min from the house, saw us arrive at the ski center. Wow, incredible place, so close to Washington DC. After a 1 ...
... to pack in just a couple more Adams County towns before finally closing this loop in my Superhike that just doesn't want to end.
Arendtsville, is a cohesive little town with house packed tightly together on its Main Street. But no shops--nor any sign that there ever were any shops here, which seems odd. There is a little park just a block away with some plaque that tell of the history here. Arendtsville ...
... that the body count was able to get so high and nobody in power seems to have had the common sense to say "wait... wait... wait! this is really stupid. We're Christian Americans slaughtering other Christian Americans by the hundreds of thousands... We have no reason to hate each other--much less massacre each other. There's GOT to be a better way to work something out!"
The Cemetery for the Black Soldiers
So today I'm just going to wander around Gettysburg and ...
... for local shopping. Up in the hills are a scattering of houses spaced apart hidden in the trees. Nothing cohesive about it. They all do their shopping and interaction in places miles away, at shopping centers strategically positioned by corporations to maximize profits and minimize overhead.
This is the town of my generation. People's connection with each other is not based on geographic proximity--rather it's determined by global corporations who decide to build ...
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