The Fairfield Lodge
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... and had a decent selection of hotels for me to choose a sleeping spot. Other than that, I have no idea where I am right now! So that's where I stand, or actually sit, in Allentown, PA at a Comfort Suites hotel. I stopped for my favorite ice cream, Friendly's, before I got in and am ready for a late checkout before heading up to Boston. Tomorrow will be another uneventful day, but as I've come to understand, that doesn't mean there won't be anything to write ...
... clothing, trying to get customers to step back in time with them. As it was late afternoon, the ghost tour establishments were getting filled with people making reservations to tour the town and park at night in hopes to make contact with spirits of the past.
We left Gettysburg discussing of our next trip back and what other activities we would want to get into. I look forward to going back as I feel there is so much more to see.
... Greencastle only has a couple underpasses and squeeze through alleys, so the town only developed on one side of the tracks. I wonder if the Chambersburg government was accused of being "wasteful" to build so many underpasses--but it paid off in the long run. Interesting how such simple decisions can affect future generations... So... that was Greencastle... My next destination is Mercersburg, to the east, ...
... is this place? It says "South Mountain Restoration Center" which doesn't tell me a whole lot... and there's no one around to ask.
Later I Google it and find that, yes, it was built about 100 years ago as a sanitorium--especially for people with tuberculosis, but also the elderly and mentally ill. Yeah, that makes sense--I guess you would want to keep those people far away from the general population. But I'm still pretty impressed that they'd build such ...
... History... and I'd really like it to be included in my Superhike.
So change of plans: I'm going to make a little side trip loop hike to Gettysburg--and a couple of towns nearby before continuing south.
But then a friend, Mike Blubaugh suggests I visit Chimney Rock--a nice overlook point a bit south of Mont Alto down the Appalachian trail... so today I'm actually going to do a "sidetrip of a sidetrip" and hike south to Chimney Rock and back.