Monthly Archives: May 2019

US East Coast Drive with Two Cousins: Exploring Historic Philadelphia

May 13, 2019 Today it was still very rainy, cold, and windy, however, after breakfast we walked through the historic district of Philadelphia. On foot is certainly the best way to tour this area. It is only a few square … Continue reading

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US East Coast Drive with Two Cousins: We Arrive in Historic Philadelphia

May 12, 2019 Early today, before we left for Philadelphia, Pius went for an early morning walk toward the Isle of Que to a railroad bridge that crosses the Susquehanna River in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. He found the beginning of it, … Continue reading

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US East Coast Drive with Two Cousins: Selinsgrove

May 10-11, 2019 This morning, May 10, we drove from Gettysburg to Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and arrived about 1:30 in the afternoon. For the next two nights we will stay at the Selinsgrove Inn. After checking in we walked into town … Continue reading

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US East Coast Drive with Two Cousins: Gettysburg Battlefield

May 9, 2019 Today we continued our Civil War march from Chancellorsville to the Gettysburg Battlefield following Solomon and Jeremiah App, brothers who were members of Company G, 147th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. From the comfort of our car, and following … Continue reading

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US East Coast Drive with Two Cousins: Chancellorsville Battlefield

May 8, 2019 Today began with a drive to Lititz, Pennsylvania through Lancaster County which is just packed with Amish. With town names along our way such as White Horse, Intercourse, and Leacock-Leola-Bareville, how could we not have a good … Continue reading

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US East Coast Drive with Two Cousins: Valley Forge

May 7, 2019 The story of Valley Forge and the formation of the Continental Army is far more complicated than I ever could have imagined.  Today Pius App and I met our cousin, Debbie (App) Gadzicki and her husband Walt … Continue reading

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US East Coast Drive with Two Cousins: We Meet in Philadelphia

May 6, 2019 Two cousins, one Swiss and the other American, are traveling this time on the east coast of the US discovering more family heritage. Pius App flew into Philadelphia yesterday (May 5, 2019) from his home in Davos … Continue reading

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