Sleep Inn & Suites Clear Spring
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... sunrise across an endless sea of reddish brown tiles... I'm liking this town even more. Sure, it's a bit touristy--but I don't mind, it's got charm, character--and after parkbenching nearly 100 Spanish towns, I can more readily percieve the subtle differences between the two Iberian cousins... and it feels refreshing to experience a new country. Different food, language, architecture... a more run down feel, but not in a depressing way--more like ...
Yesterday we took advantage of our hotel's check out time and spent a slow morning at the hot tub, exercise room and breakfast. Set out about 11:00 for Virginia's wine country. Stopped at Keswick vineyard. Chatted with the wine tasting guy who is traveling to ...
... the Army. The secretary of State in a note to Lincoln said 'do not fail to have an interview with this most extraordinary and intelligent blackman'. Frederick Douglas (Northern Black politician) said of Delaney 'I thank God for making me a man and Delaney thanks God for making him a blackman'
Couple of very interesting human stories there.
Fascinating surprise at Charles Town. What an afternoon!!!!
... involved several charges/rushes along a 3 mile front by the Union troops to push the Rebels back and the front moved back and forwards throughout the day.
The Union troops expected to attack the following day only to discover the Confederates had crossed the Potomac during the night and escaped.
The battle produced several heroes and some utterly tragic manoeuvres. The Cornfield saw 2,700 casualties in ...
... 80 years ago... It presents respectful, but rather stereotypical images (as would be expected). Arab children living in the desert eating dates and riding camels... Eskimo children in igloos... No chapter on African children, I notice... I continue my stroll through town, snapping couple photos of the beautiful homes, then on may way, up over yet another ridge... then down into the plains, where the vast sprawl of Greater Washington-Baltimore ...
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