We arrived home yesterday afternoon (Day 35). After unloading the RV, checking phone messages, sorting through mail, and other chores, I had little energy left to write my daily blog last night.
After finally getting electrical juice to the RV to brew my coffee yesterday morning and tanking up for another day on the road, saying good-bye to our good friends, we left West Virginia and traveled through the mountains of Western Maryland, Sideling Hill, South Mountain, etc., (considered a part of the Appalachia region) and Allegany and Garrett counties. We stopped in Frostburg, Maryland and called our grandson, Austin. He is attending Western Maryland State University there. Sideling Hill is the boundary between Western Maryland and what Marylanders refer to as “down-state.” The scenery of Western Maryland is very much like that of West Virginia—and I think— just as “wild and wonderful!”
Within a few hours we were “down-state,” traveling through the more urban and populated areas from Frederick to Baltimore and eventually to our home (for the last 40-plus years) in Rising Sun. We are fortunate to have friends to look after our home, mow the lawn, etc., making it possible for us to be on the road and to wander about this great country. I am thankful for their help.
This journey was our second trek across the nation this year and the “second time around” was just as wonderful as the earlier trip in the spring. I hope you have enjoyed sharing the journey with us and I would urge you to get “on the road” too! See this land, meet the people, experience the wonder of it all:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me