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Grantsville, Maryland

Since we didn't have kids this weekend, we decided to go somewhere - quick and easy. Grantsville Maryland fit the bill - 2 hours away, easy drive, nice weekend. We stayed at the Stonebow Inn - it was very nice! A little pricey for an overnight, but the little cottage we got was very nice, with a deck. We sat outside for a bit and the engineer did some computer work and I made a beaded bead - very peaceful. There was a wedding there yesterday, too. There was a creek in the back, and they built a bonfire at night. We went to a nice restaurant in Frostburg (home of Frostburg State University) called Giuseppi's and the food was great.

This is an arch bridge just down the street from the Inn, called the Casselman River Bridge. It was built in 1813 and, at the time, was the largest stone arch bridge in the world. It was part of the Cumberland Road, or the National Road.

While driving to Grantsville, we went through this little town called Accident. Just HAD to take a photo - you can find out why it was called Accident by clicking this link (if you are so inclined!).

Driving home was a treat - as you can see, it was just a beautiful day. In Meyersdale PA we came across a couple windmill farms - they always fascinate me. I feel very strongly about exploring new methods of energy, and I think this is a great way to go!

Finally, as we drove home, we came across the Burkholder Bridge - a covered bridge in Brothers Valley PA, built in 1870. We had to drive across it, of course, and take a photo!

There were a few other cute photo opportunities that I would have liked to capture - a peacock on the side of a barn garage, a kokopelli mailbox, and some nice wagon wheel decorations. I guess that will be for another time, since I forgot my camera!


Katie said…
Thanks for sharing the pictures! It looks like it was a lovely weekend away...But, sometimes ANY weekend without kids is a good weekend (we only have dogs and cats, but I can completely understand that...).

And, at least you had a good reason for not taking pictures - Thoams always gives me a hard time for not taking pictures even though I have my camera with me...But, I am usually too busy enjoying the scenery to think about taking pictures :o)
stregata said…
Looks like it was a nice trip! Lovely little cottage you stayed at! And I guess Accident was just waiting to happen (sorry 'bout that, I couldn't resist!)
Have a great day!
So fun ... like a visual virtual vacation, thanks so much for sharing. Your photos are wonderful, love the colors and old-town feeling.

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