Thursday, May 28, 2015

Havre de Grace (and Silver Spring), MD

Location: Havre de Grace and Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Date Visited: March 2015

We spent the day hanging around Havre de Grace, especially the Concord Point Lighthouse and the nearby Maritime Museum and promenade. Ridiculously windy, but otherwise a very nice time. Unfortunately, we did not get to the visitor center before it closed for the day. Next time.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kingsville, MD

Location: Kingsville, Maryland, USA
Date Visited: March 2015

Jerusalem Mill is a pleasant little historic crossroads, full of very friendly and talkative people who wanted to tell us all about their educational programs and renovations and everything else. Next time I'll have to go when the mill is open for tours.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monticello, VA

Location: Monticello, Virginia, USA
Date Visited: February 2015

I used to live in Charlottesville, and so visited Monticello a few times, but hadn't been back since. You'll be unsurprised to learn that it hasn't changed much. Jefferson was a complicated man, but his house sure is full of neat stuff. Unfortunately, the day we visited it was too cold to wander the grounds at all.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Boonsboro and Burkittsville, MD

Location: Boonsboro and Burkittsville, Maryland, USA
Date Visited: October 2014

There are a lot of major tourist attractions near me that I have never visited. And many, many minor ones that I have. Such as the first Washington Monument (or at least the first one finished), and Crystal Grottoes Caverns, which appears to be run out of someone's house. It was lovely weather for this particular outing, which ended with a book sale in the church that houses the historical society. Good times.