November 12th, 2017


Greetings from Catoctin

We spent a lot of Saturday with Paul's parents, meeting them at Simply Asia in Thurmont for fabulous black pepper tofu and veggie General Tso's, then going to Catoctin Mountain to see the leaves and take the boardwalk across the creek to Cunningham Falls. It was quite chilly but very pretty in the woods, mostly yellows and browns at this point, and not a lot of people except those walking dogs.

We went back to Thurmont to get donut holes for dessert, then to Emmitsburg's Grotto of Lourdes, which is always beautiful in the fall. Whoever designs the gardens has been making an effort to be more representative of Catholicism around the world, with statues representing Lebanon and Vietnam. We missed most of the day's crazy football, but we did see Notre Dame's humiliation and Alabama's unfortunate win!

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