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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Frederick County is Maryland's Piedmont, the Anglicized version of the Italian word for foot of the mountains, the hilly region east of the Appalachians that runs from New Jersey to Alabama. I hadn’t given any consideration to spending time here other than an overnight stop en-route to Antietam and Harpers Ferry, but I was intrigued by the highway signs for Monocacy National Battlefield. Monocacy? Now that’s a place I never heard about before.
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... had recognised in 1796 and had persuaded Congress to set up an armoury and arsenal here to help defend the fledgling Republic and encourage industry. By the 1860s the town was turning out 10,000 rifles and muskets a year. The town had a street of well preserved Federal buildings and was famous for John Brown's raid in 1859 on the arsenal. He was an ardent abolitionist but the plan failed and he was eventually hanged. ...
But I have to admit, after 30 days I couldn't wait to get the hell out of the traffic and away from the obnoxious people. Of all the places we've been in the last 6 months, the DC area holds the distinction of having the most unfriendly people and the worst roads. Even hiking in the woods, people encountered would avert their eyes and ignore a casual comment or even a simple "hello". Of course NO WHERE do you find nicer people than ...
... we reached Gettysburg, the site of the most famous and bloody battle of the US Civil War. During 3 days on July 1863 some 46 thousand soldiers (about 30% of the numbers on both armies) died on some 30 miles of battlefield.
Many monuments and cemeteries and a battle museum.
From there a short motorway drive to Frederick, Maryland where we are spending the night.
Starting time tomorrow is at 7.
Really nice, I joined a wonderful family reunion, for Halloween... Wilma and I organized the appetizers, and Maria prepared the Penne al Arrabiata, while Anna had made delicious chocolate brownies... Lorenzo and Cathy were there too, telling funny stories about a ...