Sunday, August 12: We pile in the car to drive about 20 miles to the Monroe Run Hiking Trail for an afternoon walk. Our border collie Bailey is always the first to hop in the car, making sure he doesn’t get left behind.
After our lunch at Canoe on the Run, we drive through forests and rolling farmland to the Monroe Run Hiking Trail.
The boys are always happy when they can climb on rocks and fallen tree trunks, climb trees, and hop on stones across a river. And I’m always happy to see them happy. 🙂
Sunday, August 12: On our way to the Monroe Run Hiking Trail, we make a stop at Canoe on the Run for some lunch. Canoe on the Run is a cute chalet-shaped restaurant that serves great sandwiches and chili, pastries, tea and coffee. It even offers vegetarian options. Three of us order veggie wraps, while Adam orders a Portobello mushroom sandwich. I get myself a long-sleeve t-shirt because it’s quite cool here at Deep Creek, but not cold enough for the heavy-weight sweater I brought along.
After we eat, we hop into the car to head to Monroe Run Hiking Trail….
Sunday, August 12: Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post today is Close-up. Here are some close-ups of things I saw on my morning walk at Deep Creek Lake. As I’ve been living in the dry climate of Oman for the last year, I found myself infatuated with green!
So many green lush things are to be found in the forest along a mountain lake…. 🙂
Sunday, August 12: This morning, after lying in bed for a long while lost in Corelli’s Mandolin, I take a walk around our little shoreline of Deep Creek Lake.
Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in the state of Maryland. It covers 3,900 acres and has about 69 miles of shoreline. Like all lakes in Maryland, it is man-made. It was constructed in the 1920s for hydro-electric power generation.
Here are some of the lakeside houses I pass during my walk, and their respective docks. Some of the homes along the lake have interesting names: Under the Moon, Beyond Bliss, Wine & Roses, Serendipity, Drift Away, A Thousand Welcomes, Panacea, It’s a Wonderful Life, Changes in Attitude, Ambiance, Snuggl’Inn, Bedazzled, Changes in Attitude, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Heaven on Seven, Ski Boots ‘N Bathing Suits, Just Breathe Inn, Minutes to Memories, Casablanca, Dream Catcher, Weather or Not, Imagine That!, Martini Mountain, Da-Ja-View, Wisp Me Away, Peaceful Easy Feelin’, Grin-n-Bear-It, and Hakuna Matata.