chesapeake and ohio canal, northwestern maryland

Day 57 – Maryland Panhandle Part 3

Day 57 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

Today we started out on the Westernmost part of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in northwestern Maryland near where the last three locks that were built to divert water from the Potomac River.  The canal was mainly used to transport coal from the Allegheny Mountains to D.C. where the route ended.  While it is no longer used for commerce, residents of the area enjoy hiking, biking, and camping along the trail.


Day 56 – Maryland Panhandle Part 2

Day 56 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

With the intent to catch a few minutes of the Sunday night Cowboy football game, I tried the burger at Friday’s.  I didn’t make it through the whole game, but presumed they lost based on a friend’s text “Cowboys stink” at 12:52 am.   I retired next door in the Walmart parking lot which may as well have been a KOA campground. Twenty plus campers filled the outside parking spaces at this Maryland Walmart near Antietam National Park.

bridge at antietam national battlefield

Day 55 – Maryland Panhandle

Day 55 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

How about waking up to this sunrise every day?  At least I got to for a day.  Not only did I see a beautiful sunrise, but also I enjoyed homemade cranberry scones for breakfast! Katherine is quite the cook.  Just watching her, I learned a few tricks to try a year from now when I have an oven again. It was a lovely start to the day that has me riding a horse and the exploring the Maryland panhandle.