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Nov 8, 2014 - New York City - 2

Our first day ended with an evening tour of the City. Many lovely shots. We went to St. Patrick's Cathedral just across from Rockefeller Center. Where I worked was directly behind the Cathedral at 51st & Lexington. The Center had 4 levels at the top to view the city. It was a nice day and we have several shots not on our Canon camera. The day ended with us sitting in Times Square watching the commercials played on the buildings around us ... and of course watching the people. Nice way to end the trip.

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Nov 4, 2014 - Valley Forge PA

We stayed in Vally Forge the night before our tour. Signage and directions left something to be desired, but enjoyed the museums, film and tours. The small huts they built quickly to get them out of the winter cold were small but did the job. Eight men stayed in each building with a fireplace in one end. Some men had nothing but summer clothes, inadequate shoes and stockings - some barefooted - but they refused to stop fighting. The house where George and Martha Washington lived was a small house but we were told with the officers and...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Valley Forge, PA

Today we made a trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pa. Wow...never knew what the men fighting for freedom went through under less than desirable conditions. They didn't rebel under their deplorable condition and lack of supplies. They were 'determined to persevere'. There was no battle at Valley Forge except the battle for survival and morale. Nearly one in ten died from disease or illness that winter in 1777. They were determined to defeat the British to gain our independence and freedom. This is the greatest country in the...

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Aug 27, 2008 - Trip to Valley Forge National Historic Park

Nice sidetrip to Valley Forge National Historic Park. Taking Hiway 76 up there is along the Schuylkill River, but you can't see anything of the river; the trees are to thick and to tall. the park is hard to figure out until you get to the Visitors Center and see their map, then it works better. There is an outside road and inside roads that cross and criccross. They are doing a lot of work there so maybe in the future it will be really nice to see. The things to see are spread out and they have walking paths to them but more walking then...

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Jul 2, 2008 - A Different Century - A Different War

After riding around Lancaster and York counties yesterday, today we headed east to Valley Forge National Historical Park, located just northwest of Philadelphia. No battles were fought here, but many victories were won for George Washington’s army. Washington chose this area for his 1777-1778 winter encampment for several militarily sound reasons, and the hardships the soldiers suffered were indeed great, but the stories we used to hear when we were in elementary school about soldiers starving are not true. Some regiments were better...

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Aug 5, 2007 - Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Carla here—today we drove to Valley Forge which is northwest of Philadelphia. We went to the Welcome Center, watched a movie about Valley Forge and bought an audio auto tour CD (not as good as the Gettysburg audio.) For those of you with horses, we did notice a horse area and saw horses riding around Valley Forge. Also there were horse riding areas through and around Gettysburg. Looks like a great way to see these two places. The first stop was at the Muhlenberg Brigade huts. All the huts located in Valley Forge are replicas based on the...

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