November 18th, 2007

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After Daniel got back from volunteering at Hebrew school, we met my in-laws at Catoctin Mountain National Park, where we hiked to the Blue Ridge Summit and Hog Rock overlooks. I was afraid the trees would already be nearly bare so late in the season, but there were lots of yellow and orange leaves and the views of the mountains were gorgeous! Then we went to the Emmitsburg Grotto of Lourdes, one of the prettiest shrines I've seen. It was nearly deserted and cool by the spring, where I took a vial of water as a souvenir. And since we were up by the Pennsylvania border, we stopped at Candyland and got some Mary Janes and Bit-o-Honeys to take home.

Then we went out to dinner at the Cozy Inn in Thurmont, which has played host to several US presidents and their Shangri-La/Camp David staffs. They have a big seafood buffet, though I'd rate the homemade soups, breads and pies considerably more highly than the salmon ot shrimp. But the massive dessert buffet is amazing, and the evening was further enlivened not only by the Christmas displays around the historic caboose, but by the large group of costumed Civil War reenactors apparently having a formal ball. The clothing was very elegant, not in-the-trenches. The restaurant has a little Camp David museum, too.


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We missed Maryland losing to Florida State, and Duke losing to Notre Dame which I care much less about. We're now sort of watching Clemson play Boston College. Thanks so much people who posted, linked to or wrote me about the Doctor Who Children in Need special...I think I enjoyed the Confidential, with Tennant and Davies as squeeing fanboys, as much as I enjoyed the Five and Ten!
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  • 10:57 It's hard to get a good night's sleep with one person snoring and two cats licking themselves in bed with you! #
  • 19:29 Driving home from the Cozy Inn which is full of Civil War reenactors! #
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