Nutter’s Ice Cream (Antietam National Battlefield, Rumsey monument, Shepherdstown West Virginia)

January 16, 2021

Nutter’s Ice Cream, Sharpsburg, Maryland

Strolling into Nutter’s Ice Cream is a bit complicated – am I in an ice cream store or a unkempt vintage store? I assume it’s type of each. There are many nice wanting ice cream instances and loads of cabinets and random gadgets across the store, some on the market, some not on the market. I give attention to the constructive – ice cream instances.

Nutter’s Ice cream sells each Hood and Turkey Hill Ice Cream.

I selected Pink Satan Cake as a result of I by no means heard of it earlier than. After receiving the cone with a beneficiant portion in it, I made a decision to strive it whereas I waited for Don to get his.

I used to be naive of the Maryland Covid legal guidelines – NO INDOOR DINING!! I by no means considered tasting ice cream as “eating” however I assume in response to the principles it’s?? I used to be scolded (extra like chewed out) by the server: Why did I feel she took the chairs out?? (I by no means knew there was once chairs there. I had not observed the small tables, one was lined with “antiques” and the opposite was not.) I used to be sorry that I acquired her so upset. We determined to skip meals in Maryland for this journey. Good factor we had been solely a few miles from West Virginia!

Anyway, Pink Satan Cake is not going to go down as my favourite ice cream, however I did end it.

Within the space: Antietam Nationwide Battlefield – September 17, 1862 was a darkish day for america – it was the bloodiest day of the civil conflict. 23,000 folks had been lifeless, injured or lacking by the top of the day – some Union, some Accomplice, all too younger.

The Nationwide Park Service has saved the battlefield websites permitting people comparable to us an opportunity to study in regards to the battle. By a sequence of effectively labeled marked stops, supplementary info, an ap and a really educated buddy out there through textual content, It was all very fascinating. The primary battles began early within the morning in a corn discipline

Harmless wanting cornfield. – in September 1862 it was the scene of a horrible civil conflict battle.

and the later ones had been on the Burnside Bridge over Antietam Creek.

Bridge over Antietam Creek

In the long run, nobody gained, it made me consider The Who music “We Don’t Get Fooled Once more”

There have been many monuments there from each Union and Accomplice states, however Pennsylvania had probably the most by far, most likely as a consequence of their proximiy, they despatched many many troops to this battle.

RUMSEY MONUMENTt – this monument over seems the Potomac River the place James Rumsey made and ran the primary steamboat (and I all the time thought Robert Fulton made it!). It was icey the day we visited, so we had been glad for the concrete fences ensuring we didn’t tumble down into the river.

Rumsey monument commentating the invention of the steamboat

SHEPHERDSTOWN , WEST VIRGINIA– cute city with quite a lot of quaint eateries and good outlets. I notably loved the American Craft Store on the primary avenue.

We had nice crab desserts for lunch at Betty’s Restaurant . Getting into close to closing time we had been the one ones left within the store. Chatting with a employees member she commented on how she simply acquired again from trip and was actually drained. After conversing extra, all of us laughed once we realized she had simply returned from a Covid ‘trip” – a kindred spirit!

Shepherdstown: was lined with quite a few creative benches:


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