Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The other thing we did on the weekend
While we were in the vicinity (an hour or so to the South of Bethlehem), on Saturday afternoon we visited Valley Forge National Historic Park, 30 km N of Philadelphia. This the site of George Washington and the Continental Army's 3rd winter encampment during the Revolutionary War, from Dec 1777 to Jun 1778. No battles were ever fought here but they had to endure a very harsh winter with great privation such as these rough-hewn huts they lived in. The stone building was Washington's HQ. So it's remembered today more as a symbol of American perseverance. Now it's a beautiful 14 square km parkland for relaxed family picnics and other recreation.