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Today was a long, hilly ride but at least it was about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. I started a little late this morning but I reached my goal. About 20 miles into my ride I got to a town called Romney. It was a very nice little town that just happened to have a Dairy Queen. I took a short break to eat and then got back on my bike. ...
... most people it seems are sitting on lawn chairs behind their cars. I rest my case. Americans in the 21st century DO like to get out of their cars a little more!
And then on down the road is one of the coolest discoveries of this entire superhike: A Unitarian Universalist church. I've wanted to visit one of these for quite some time, so I'm feeling pretty lucky to come across one on my Superhike!
So what's special about the UUs? (as they call themselves). ...
... first Europeans settled here.
It seems to be a feeling a segment of American culture still feels--this desire to still feel connected with our rugged pineer past. The feel that we could still rough it and live off the land...
Just a small village feel to the Main Street--but it still has that feel of the Main Street of ...
... from the house due to risk of fires. There we see an open fireplace where kettles were hung over an open fire, and pies would be baked by being put in a pot with coals above and beneath. Somehow it seems like the traditional ovens of Morocco and other places look a lot more efficient and safer. "After childbirth do you know what one of the leading causes of death was for women in this era?" our guide asks us. "Infections due to burns. With ...
... Valley--looks more like a vast plain than a valley, with another wooded ridge, far, far away. In between is farmland, forest some of the towns I've visited along this hike--although they're a bit hard to make out.
Then comes the coolest part of my little side trip. I happened to have come at just the right time, when a young fellow dressed in Civil War uniform is about to put on a demonstration.
First he explains and demonstrates ...
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