Friday, August 24, 2007

August 24, 2007 Champion, Ligonier, and Latrobe, PA

Today, our last day in Champion, we took a scenic drive up to Ligonier. This is a town that was settled in the early 1700s. A young George Washington led troops here for England. The town has an old fort from those days and, of course, a thousand arts and crafts shops. The fort was flying the old English flag. Of course, they had both old and new English flags as well as old and new American flags on display. We then went to Latrobe, the hometown of Arnold Palmer. There, we went to an Amish gift shop and discovered some real finds. Once again we used a mapping program to direct us through the mountains and were very fortunate not to have been towing Monty. Steep, sharp curves, interesting scenery - all meant to slow us down considerably. We leave for Gettysburg in the morning.

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