#RunningTo Week 23 in Review: Kentucky, West Virginia, Western Maryland, Gettysburg, Amish Country

Week 23 of #RunningTo took me through some gorgeous country just west of the Appalachians. I reunited with a long lost friend in Kentucky, and I also got to meet a fellow blogger and friend for the very first time!

From the Bluegrass State I ventured north and east to West Virginia’s capital city — the other Charleston. But just for a day; poor West Virginia. I felt bad rushing through like everyone does, because it really does look like a beautiful state.

Alas, I had a wedding in Philly to get to — more on that next week, though. After West Virginia came western Maryland and a long-awaited return to my Pennsylvanian homeland. It was my first trip to Gettysburg, and I fell in love with the place right away.

And then Amish Country. One of my favorite places anywhere.

Enjoy these moments from the wandering week that was!

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#RunningTo at 5′

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SHAKER VILLAGE, KENTUCKY

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Feeding MCDUFFY the Scottish Highland Steer!

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Contemplating life’s purpose as a Shaker.

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Frigid boat ride down the Kentucky! Worth it.

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Kentucky forever.

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With my friend Matt and some pumpkins and autumn leaves and isn’t all just lovely?

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Turns out Matt is FANTASTIC at Telephone Pictionary.

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Why if it isn’t Laura Coulter from LauraCoulterWrites.com!

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Pondering life atop a cannon.

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Favorite mural from this Kentuckian Civil War fort. “Parks & Rec,” anyone?

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Good morning, Other Charleston.

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Quaint Maryland.

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Sight for sore eyes.

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Gettysburgian glory.

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Where Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address!

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Gettysburg graves.

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When in Amish Country . . .

Ever been to Gettysburg or Amish Country? Ever feed a Scottish Highland steer? A melding of the two? TELL ME A STORY.