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Apr 6, 2019 - Day Trip: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia

Today we visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. It is our first day on the motorcycle. It is a short ride to the Park’s Visitor Center. From here we take a shuttle to the Lower Town. John heads immediately to the Shenandoah River. It is a beautiful morning. We make it to The Point. We view the confluence of the Shenandoah and the Potomac Rivers. So many pictures to take. We continue to the train and pedestrian bridge that crosses the Potomac River. We can now say that we have hiked the Appalachian Trail. Okay, we hiked a SHORT...

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Jul 22, 2018 - Harper's Ferry & C&O Towpath

July 21 We took the National Historic Park bus to Lower Town early so we could be back before the rain. First stop was St. Peter’s Catholic Church near the top of Hill Street, an earlier church was destroyed in a flood. The views of Harper’s Ferry, the rivers and bridges were well worth the climb up uneven stone stairs. Walking across the footbridge we saw an amazing driftwood art display the river had created and many padlocks on the bridge known as “love locks”. Not only did we cross over into Maryland but we also walked part of the...

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Jul 20, 2018 - Harpers Ferry and the C & O Towpath

July 19 was another travel day. 380 miles, got to Harper's Ferry KOA around 5 PM July 20 Harper's Ferry KOA Great weather 72 degrees this AM and the high was in the low 80's The campground is your usual KOA no trees and lots of asphalt, and internet is so slow you will be checking out before your email loads, $62 per night plus a $10 per day resort fee. Pool is full of loud kids, great if you have kids. Rest of resort extras are of little use. They do have a pancake breakfast every morning and 1 bundle of firewood that is included. If you...

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Sep 18, 2012 - STUCK in motor home!

No photos here. We were stuck at Harper's Ferry, due to the bad weather. Under a tornado watch all day with high winds 60+ gusts and heavy rain - 2 inches We decided not to try to move since the weather was so bad. So I was able to catch up from seeing two sights yesterday. Plus we had some ripped canvas on our slide-out so in the pouring rain and winds Joe went out and sewed what he could to get us by. Ugh, coach needs new canvas which is now put on the "to do list" for April 2013 in Lake Havasu.

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Sep 17, 2012 - Antietam National Battlefield and Harper's Ferry

We parked the motor home at the KOA at Harper's Ferry and drove the truck 17 miles up to Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Virginia. Surprise, we hit that battlefield on the very day 150 years ago that the single worst battle of the civil war took place. Every two seconds a soldier died on this battleground. 23,000 deaths total in one day's time. There were re-enactors in costume everywhere we went. We drove through Sharpsburg and then through Shepardsville Virginia to get back to Harper's Ferry. We checked in with the National...

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Jun 26, 2008 - A Multi Faceted Day at a Great Park

Boy, did we learn a lot that we didn’t know before by visiting Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park today. The only part of Harpers’ Ferry I knew was about John Brown and his raid there in 1859, but there was so much more to learn! We spent the day in this very beautiful part of West Virginia, and learned so much – especially that we’d like to come back again and stay longer in the area. The park explores the region’s importance in six themes: natural heritage, transportation, industry, Civil War, African American history. and John...

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