Bear Creek Lodge
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... as the trees lose their foliage and reveal another world hidden behind. There were lots of hills today as I passed through the Catskill mountains. I did encounter a bit of freezing rain, but was through it in about 5 minutes, gratefully.
WalMart in Martinsburg, WV has a full grocery store so I had a huge salad and giant Anjou pear for supper. I have apples, bananas and another pear for tomorrow. Ah, fine dining on the road!
... Manning was the war of the football QB Gods and Chris was not going to miss it. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings, a chain sports bar that specializes in wings and sauces. We had been craving pretzels so we split a couple big soft pretzels with queso dip. They were hot and amazing and totally satisfied our craving. We each got a burger and split some coleslaw and fries. My burger was a black bean burger and it ...
... Buchanan's birthplace and Mercersburg Academy, and stopped here where he was given cake (it was his birthday).
I guess little bits of history pop up in the most unexpected places.
I reach a quiet side road through the forest to "Buchanan's birthplace State Park" It leads to a little stone pyramid to the spot where America's 15th president was born. I think--a rather odd place for a family to live, right next to the mountains, when you have some much ...
... and Tony traveled up to Cass as well to ride the trains. Sheryl and I were planning to stay over in Cass and head west from there, so J, K and T took their own vehicle.
We met up at the railroad station about 1 and 1/2 hours before departure so had time to look around at things before we boarded the train.
Cass is an old company town for a coal and log ...
... just behind was Jim's popcorn and ice cream stand". It feels kind of weird to realize that this area might actually be less urbanized than it was a hundred years ago!
The Mason Dixon line
The Mason Dixon line, which divide the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania, is much more than just a state boundary. Before the Civil War, this was the dividing line between "Free States" in the North and "Slave States" in the South. In Pennsylvania slavery was prohibited, ...