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Travel Blogs from Abbottstown
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 bet the people who's house is right there wish the line was half a mile away. Fom there to a grocery store to buy supplies for a picnic at Devil's Den Gettysburg. Both Gabrielle and Marie (and me) buying picnic favorites. We ended up with twice as much food as we needed, each of us buying quite disparate foods.
We then did the audio tour of the Gettysburg battle fields and memorials. Put the ...
I went to see several Civil War museums around Charlottsville while Betsy was at a meditation retreat near Boston. One of the more dramatic battlegrounds was at New Market in the Shanandoah Valley. This was toward the end of the war and the Confederates were unable to match the numbers of Union soldiers. In dire straits, the general in charge of stopping the Yankees asked the Virginia Military School to send any cadets they ...
... battle happened the way it did. Sickle - What were you doing??, 1st Minnesotans- Fantastically heroic and Picketts Charge - Why oh Why???
Basically the Union troops held the high ground and the Confederates tried to dislodge them and failed. It was the first time the North had stood its ground against Lees Army.
Many interesting human stories including a freed black man who set up his farm on what turned out to be the centre ...
4 hrs, 10 kms
The nice thing about Adams County is that the towns (called "boroughs") are close--just 6-10 kms apart. This makes it particularly appealing for town to town hiking all around the county.
On up north, there's a ridge with a nice view of endless snow covered panorama... then up and down a couple more hills, and I'm in Abbottstown.
I do stop in a couple of store along the way. One is an ...