On Saturday, the weather was absolutely lovely for an early September day in Maryland. We drove to Frederick and began our day at the Visitor's Center. We walked to Carroll Creek, and followed it all the way to Bakers Park. Here's a photo of me, Hitty Rachel, at a waterfall along Carroll Creek.
We made up our own walking tour all through historic Frederick. We saw a replica of Barbara Fritchies house, fountains, City Hall, many church steeples, and lovely homes. We did some shopping on the opposite side of town, then grabbed lunch at "The Cellar." They had excellent food, and we felt like we'd discovered a great secret - all the street level restaurants were crowded, with people eating at outdoor tables, but we were in a very old basement, cool and out of the sun for a bit! After lunch, we visited the National Civil War Museum of Medicine. That probably wasn't good timing for my person, who is the most squeemish person in our party.
After that, we walked to our car at the Visitor's Center and headed on a road tour of 3 covered bridges in Frederick County (out of 8 in Maryland). Here I am at Utica Mills Covered Bridge.
And at Loy's Station Covered Bridge.
And at Roddy Road Covered Bridge.
It was a wonderful day. If you'd like to see more of our photos, here's a link to the Flickr set of the non-doll photos: