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Jul 23, 2012 - United Airlines Memorial -

We had been speaking to one of the Park Attendants at the Flight 93 National Memorial about the site and we mentioned to him that we had worked for United Airlines. He told us of another Memorial that had been presented by the Newark based Flight Attendants honoring the crew and the passengers and that it was within 5 miles from the National Memorial. He kindly gave us directions and after we had visited the Memorial we set out to find the Chapel. The drive was down small 2 lane roads, leading us through many older homes and farms. We...

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Jul 22, 2012 - United Flt. 93 - National Memorial

After seeing the town of Somerset, and the covered bridges we continued on to our last destination of the day. The National Memorial of United Airlines Flight #93 – 09/11/2001. From the town of Somerset there are bronze colored signs that point the way to the Memorial. If you are on the freeway (or Turnpike) there is an exit to take. We left from the city, so it was a small 2 lane highway that we drove for about 12 miles. The signs were frequent so you were sure not to miss the turn. Once you rounded the corner where the site is you...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Somerset, Pennsylvania

Overcast and cloudy, but no forecast of rain so we decided to visit the town of Somerset about 22 miles away. I remembered a movie with Jodie Foster and Richard Gere by the same name as the town. A neat story about a man who returns from the Civil War to his wife, but he is really someone else. It has a nice happy ending. We reached the town just as the Summer Festival was ending and we waited for the last of the parade to go by. Love a small town parade. I was so glad the weather cooperated for the kids who were marching by twirling their...

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Jul 20, 2012 - Champion, Pennsylvania

Fortunately for us, check out time was 1:00 p.m. which made for an easy morning. We usually start the day with fresh brewed coffee, then turn on the computer to check email an see what is happening in the world. We were shocked and horrified to read about the shootings in Colorado. I cannot even imagine the terror those poor people went through. We will never understand what makes someone become such a monster. May God bless those who were killed and injured. It was a short drive today to our destination, Champion, Pa. We picked this park,...

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Sep 27, 2010 - We are now, officially, on our way...New England Fall Foliage here we come!

Before we start out, we want to wish our Granddaughter, Abbie, a very Happy 5th Birthday, we love you, bunches. We departed Dayton this morning, heading towards Williamsport, PA to spend a few days visiting with Scott’s Aunt Bea. We made it as far as Champion, PA where we camped at Roaring Run Campgrounds. Very nice campgrounds. Loved the “over 21” TV & Pool lounge.

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Sep 20, 2010 - Monday September 20- Champion PA- Flight 93 Memorial

We set the alarm again. This is getting to be a very bad habit! We worked on breaking down the camp. Then I ran over to the Medina Sheriff’s Department to have my fingerprints done digitally. The sheriff’s office is in the jail, so I had to be escorted around the building. Did not have to go through a metal detector, like you have to at the Charles County Courthouse. The whole episode only took 10 minutes, and I was back on the road to the campground. Bob had the motor home ready to go and we headed east on I-76 towards Akron, Youngstown,...

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Aug 27, 2009 - Champion, PA

Champion is pretty much in the boon docks. But if is right in the middle of history. Near here is Fort Necessity National Battlefield. This is where a very young George Washington had his second battle at the age of 24 with the French and he lost. He did negotiate a surrender that got him and his men out alive. The interesting thing about this battle is that George might have had a valuable lesson for the Revolutionary War. He lost the battle because he built his fort in the middle of a meadow. The forest was at the edges of the meadow. The...

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