0018 A very American Town (USA 018—new)
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Day 008: 5 hours, 3.1 kms
I go out for another nearby after work session. This time I end up a little farther east in Manheim--another bold type town heading towardsLancaster.
Seems like a fairly standard All American small town. It has a couple stately, colonial style buildings. A nice flowery median with a little rotunda in itsMain Street. A lot of houses I passed had big signs boasting that they have a son in the military. People sitting in their lawn chairs greeting me as I'd go by. I even happened on a little neighborhood interracial barbeque--which was very nice to see.
A couple big old rusted structures near the downtown and a spruced up railroad-station-turned-museum which I used as the backdrop for my clip. A couple of fellows on skateboards. A classy little restaurant nearby... And right at the edge of town you can walk directly into a thick forest.
A cheerful, pleasant capsule of American life and culture.