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A cooler night so we slept well and woke about 8 and got up at 8.30. Gabrielle was already up and had done our washing. Coffee and Krispy Creme for breakfast.
Gabrielle mowed the lawn with a ride on mower.
I spent the morning doing blogs. None of us had any energy to drive anywhere. Gabrielle had a nap on the couch. We had a scratch lunch of leftovers from yesterday's picnic as well as doggie bags from ...
I didn't sleep well because it was hot and I had dreams about getting tossed out of the house if I tossed and turned too much. I woke just before the alarm at 8.30. Had a Krispy Creme doughnut and coffee for breakfast while doing work e-mails. Had a shower and then off to return the van.
All in Gabrielle's car to the Mason Dixon line outside Littlestown to take a photo. We weren't the only ones with ...
... I had Shrimp in lobster sauce (yum) Chey had Fried rice.
I drove from lunch. We stopped at Sen John Heinz scenic overlook/welcome to Pennsylvania. Later petrol and ice-creams at Sheetz in Mansfield. Chey had a huge drumstick and got it all over her face.
Some rain along Susquehanna River and absolutely chucked it down just before Dillsberg - scary.
Dinner at ...
... the Laurel Highlands in Western Pa. Gettysburg is one of the few remaining in- tact tracts of land where the battle was actually fought. You can visit every inch of the battleground. The museum itself is also very organized and well done. Lots of useful videos, as well as the usual collection of guns and war memorabilia.
I was particularly excited to see the ridge that Chamberlain and his regiment of Maine volunteers held against ...
... closest all-you-can-eat buffet to the Appalachian trail (take note, thru-hikers!)
Then there's one more park right before the hills start. Here there's a 9-11 monument with an actual piece of the World Trade Center and a plaque paying tribute to the heroes of that day (with very little mention of the hijackers or their motives).
A Disasterous Start
I follow the road up a gentle climb into the forest. No real mountains here, just a gentle ...
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