Yesterday we started off pretty early. We stopped to get fuel in Winchester, Virginia, this is the lowest we will find fuel from this point on.
While at the Pilot/Flying J, a man from Quebec asked questions about the tow van. Many folk do not know the Odyssey (pre 2005) can be towed four wheels down without damaging the vehicle. Lot of folk do not know most vehicles will be permanently damaged if towed.
I remembered West Virginia (I missed their ‘Wild and Wonderful sign’), but I had forgotten the small part of Maryland.
Then the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. We hiked about 230 miles thru PA, some rough hills BUT great walks thru pastures and corn fields. Of course that was an easy hike after the 550 miles in Virginia.
(I love these huge corn fields)
We passed a sign ‘Pine Grove Furnace’ State park. Brought back a lot of memories. It is the halfway mark on the AT. It is the half way mark it is traditional that each hiker eat a 1/2 gallon of ice cream, flavor your choice. LOL (No we didn’t keep the tradition, we had a cone!)
I am a Southern American. Just the name Gettysburg causes me some painful thoughts. Brother against Brother, Family against Family. One of the sad parts on the AT in NC, are the graves of some Southern Boys who went North to fight for the Union. They were trying to get home for Christmas to see their family when they were ambushed and killed because they were ‘traitors’.
Driving thru the battlefield I knew Thousands died here. As a matter of record :
Killed ..3,155, wounded..14,529,Total ..17,684
Killed..3,500, Wounded..15,250, Total ..18,750
6,655 killed and a total of 10,000 missing on both sides.(In 4 days, July 1-4, 1863)
What a terrible time in American history. Hard headed politicians (as usual) sending men to fight and die. Some wars cannot be avoided, this one could have been.
Above and below is downtown Gettysburg.
Heading to our park, guess where we went? West Berlin.(LOL) nah, not Robert’s homeland, but BEAUTIFUL Dutch country in Pennsylvania.
We are settled near Dover at “Gettysburg Farm”. A very beautiful place. But only here for 3 days.
Thanks for coming this way.
Why is the man who Invests folk’s money called a broker?
1919 model A woody taxi or hack.
The only classic I saw today was one of the above. It was on a trailer going South, I did not have time for a picture. But someone has a jewel.