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Prince Gallitzin State Park

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Go East USA, National Parks, Places to Trek | 0 comments

My camping trip to Prince Gallitzin State Park. From the Park Website-http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/princegallitzin/index.htm Prince Gallitzin Prince Gallitzin State Park is named for Father Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin. Born in Holland (Netherlands) on December 22, 1770, he was the only son of Prince Dimitri Alexievitch Gallitzin, Russian Ambassador to Holland, and his wife Amalia Von Schmettau Gallitzin. In 1792, young Gallitzin arrived in the United States and became intrigued at the contrast between the terrible social and political state of France and the civil and religious liberty that had become fundamental principles in the social structure of the new country. He determined to devote his life to being a Catholic priest and entered the Sulpician Seminary in Baltimore. On March 18, 1795, Gallitzin was ordained as one of the earliest people in the United States upon whom the full orders of the...

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South African Adventure To Rastafarian Community

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Africa, Places to Trek | 3 comments

South African Adventure To Rastafarian Community By: Evan McCaffrey During my freshman year of at West Virginia University I began to get a strong sense of restlessness and un-fulfillment. At the time I was reading a novel called Henderson and the Rain King. A story written by Saul Bellow of a spiritual journey of a rich middle-aged man who feels unfulfilled with his life and travels to Africa to discover his true identity . In the novel Henderson asks if every man has his Africa? This question stuck with me and instead of taking it figuratively, like it was meant to be, I went to my student exchange office and signed up to study abroad in South Africa. After working all summer to pay for the trip I arrived at Stellenbosch University. I immediately fell in love with the...

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