Showing posts with label Frederick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frederick. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Quick Road Trip to Maryland and New Jersey

Once again, Victoria and I hit the road for another short adventure. This time for a class in Frederick MD for Victoria and then to meet Kayla in New Jersey.

While Victoria was in class on Saturday, I explored Frederick a little bit. The Visitors Center recommended the downtown Frederick Walking Tour.

Here are pictures of the Community Bridge and the mile-long Carroll Creek Park. It must look really beautiful in the summer when the plants and flowers are in bloom.

Next was the artwork "Edge of Gravity" which is a small mural created by William Cochran in 1991. 

On East Church Street, I took this picture of the clustered spires which were distinguished in John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, "The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie."

Further down E Church St, I came upon the Trail Mansion, constructed by Col Charles Trail in 1852. 

After the walking tour of downtown Frederick, I took to the country and found the Utica Mills Covered Bridge. It was built in 1850 and spanned the Monocacy River. It has been reconstructed and now crosses Fishing Creek.

On Sunday, while I was waiting for Victoria to finish her class, I took another drive to the north of Frederick and discovered these gems:

Loy's Station Covered Bridge


Cunningham Falls State Park

Catoctin Furnace

Sunday evening, Victoria and I made the short drive from Frederick MD to Mt Laurel NJ where we spent Monday with Kayla. Here's a picture of Victoria and Kayla enjoying fish tacos.

Tuesday morning, before our long drive home, we enjoyed breakfast with a couple of young friends who live in Philadelphia, Karen and Ruthie. Here's a picture of the ladies chatting.

Our drive home was uneventful and now there's another memory stored away in the "road trip" area of my brain.