Pictured above is another part of that story. After a drive through the countryside Tuesday afternoon (more on that in the next posting) we stopped for supper at the Jean Bonnet Tavern, built in 1762. Washington's troops were camped not far from this tavern during the Whiskey Rebellion. It is a beautiful place with chestnut beams, massive fireplaces, and stone walls. It has also remained a place for lodging over the years.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
On Monday we moved our home from Wheeling to Bedford. That town was not in our original plans but campgrounds in this part of the country are few and far between. And it turned out to be a very good choice. We found a lovely campground on a lake and an additional bonus was that Bedford has quite a bit of interesting places to see. On Tuesday we took a walking tour of the town, armed with our usual tourist guide leaflets. Our tour was pretty much centered around the town square, the land of which was set aside by the family of William Penn in1761 for Bedford. Our first stop was a cemetery, where some of the graves are those of the Revolutionary soldiers.