November 6th, 2011


Poem for Sunday and South Mountain Parks

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dementordelta is here because we are going to Longwood Gardens on Sunday -- sans enfants, since Adam is going to work at Hebrew school and Daniel is going to hang out with my parents until they take him back to College Park -- so once again I will keep this short. I had a lovely afternoon with my family and Paul's parents at South Mountain parks; we couldn't go to Gambrill this year because of road closures and Catoctin still has trees down across the major pass up the mountain, so we started at Washington Monument State Park, where the leaves are a bit past peak but there's still plenty of color, then we went to Gathland, which is always beautiful in fall.

We stopped at South Mountain Creamery both to pick up cheese and eggnog and to visit the animals -- there are many calves now and the fall festival chicks are nearly chickens. From there we drove to the nearby Reno Monument and hiked through the woods to the North Carolina Monument, which is very dramatic under the trees. Then we came home, where we had bangers & mash and parkin for Guy Fawkes Night. Now Delta and I are watching Edward and Mrs. Simpson and Daniel and Adam are watching various things on their computers that Old People apparently cannot understand. Here are some photos from earlier in the day:

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