I got up early this morning to finish the wife's chores. The garden is tilled and ready for her to plant so I decided to take a bit of time for a ride this afternoon. I live in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. There are a number of roads that follow the Chesapeake Bay, but there are also a lot of backroads. I find Maryland to be a very pretty state. When I lived in Texas and North Carolina (the east part), the roads were straight and flat. There are lots of hills and winding roads here!
My first stop was the old railroad station. First incorporated in 1886, Chesapeake Beach was a resort town for those that wanted to get out of Washington, DC. The Chesapeake Beach Railway connected the two for easy access. They've turned some of the old railway beds into hiking trails. The station is now a museum, but I'm ashamed to say I've never been inside.
Living on a peninsula, sandwiched in between the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River, there are only two directions to go, north or south. Today will be north to the county line. There are lots of these little side roads. The most difficult decisions are whether to turn left or right. However, there was something I wanted to see, so right it was.
They've repaved this road since I was here last. It reminds me of the English lanes in Shaun's posts.
This property has always intrigued me. Southern Maryland is big horse country. These stables are extensive!
They go with this mansion that sits at the top of a hill overlooking the Bay. The place is called Tacaro Farm and was built in 1940 by a guy who owned one of the largest brick companies in the south.
Here's a link
to an article of the history of the farm, and here's another link
if anyone wants to put a offer in on the house. Only $3,350,000!
They must have quite a view from up there, but all I can see of the Bay is through a few houses.
Just down the road, there is a property where the guy dug up some old trees and planted them upside down. They're more prevalent in the winter when the trees are bare, but here's one by the roadway just to the left of the sculpture.
After riding a road that followed the Bay, I came upon this sign. I sure didn't see any BSAs down that road!
I was running a bit low on gas, so I made a more direct route to the nearest gas station and didn't get a chance to take any more photos. All in all, a very pleasant, sunny, 68°F (20°C) day and a good way to end my time at home before I travel for work!