The Fairfield Lodge
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We left quite early on New Year's Day with just the doorman and a few drunks braving the morning cold in Boston. We have a Ford Edge which provides the odd laugh with its heated seats. So even though it is freezing, your bottom is holidaying in Tahiti! Yes, this is the humour that tickles your fancy after being together all the time!
So, Massachusetts ...
... so I'm curious to know what the connection among them is. "We're retired teachers from Shippensburg University" one of them tells me. "So are students these days better or worse than they were 30 years ago?" "Oh--it's about the same. College students are always a bit wild--but we're greatful for them... our town's economy would be dead without them" We chat a little bit, then I head out the door, across the street... and to my second interesting encounter of the day. ...
... officials go to further their education. I'm going to put my feeling about the military to the side, and try to visit this place with an open mind. After a couple of displays on military training, the musuem goes conflict by conflict displaying and describing what happened in each one. They include harrowing personal accounts describing the horrors experienced by the foot soldiers. I've been to several military museums around the world... Armenia... ...
... I've lost my way and have to retrace my steps. And the trail seems to go right through the middle of thick brush.
I start feeling quite frustrated--and a little worried. There's no way I'll be able to follow this trail after dark, and in over an hour I've only covered a couple hundred yards. I actually hiked this stretch of the trail some 13 years ago and don't remember it being this difficult and baffling--and here I am, supposedly a very seasoned ...
... 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 ...