Nova Scotia Road Trip! - 2002


Another of our goals had been to get a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich and we bought one at the corner where the trolley dropped us the last time. It came from a “ roach coach ” parked there to take advantage of the tourists as well as any townies who might pass by. Actually, the sandwich was quite good — tasty with grilled onions and white cheese on a huge bun. We all enjoyed the sandwiches and were glad we had held out for one. Then we made a huge and much out of the way trek to Valley Forge National Historic Park to see where George and boys over-wintered in 1777-78. By the time we reached the Park, the Visitor Center was about to close. So we bought an audio tape and watched the little movie on that winter ordeal. Then we took off on the auto-tour. Unfortunately, the tape was not very good — there were no prompts regarding points on the tour and we could never get the tape to correspond to the places we were passing by. However, it was nonetheless very interesting to see replicas of the little cabins they soldiers built to keep themselves warm during the cold Pennsylvania winter. The terrain was quite beautiful and all of us were surprised at how big the site is. Rolling hills and many lovely trees and so many deer that we stopped counting them. The Schuylkill River is one border of the area and we got glimpses of it occasionally during the driving tour.

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