Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 71 - Clear Spring

High Noon
The busiest place in town.
I am on a road trip!  My friend Norma and I took off to explore more along the Historic National Road, looking for mile markers along the way, of course.  Naturally, we saw quite a few, but it was not worth stopping the car every mile for a photo, and it would have been counterproductive to our goal to get to Deep Creek Lake by dark.

A pretty window
Along the way, we stopped at Clear Spring, MD.  We stopped on our walk to read the historic markers on the main street, and a man walking a dog told us that we were the first persons ever to stop and read that information.  We got a good laugh out of that and continued along our walk.

This is another one of those historic small towns along a historic road, with homes of brick and stone lining the main street, with front porches spilling right onto the sidewalks.  At one time, there were a number of hotels and taverns in this town when it was a stop along the national road, but now it is just a quiet place near the main highway that runs parallel to old Rt. 40.

Episcopal Church
There was a church we stopped to photograph, and we noticed the door was open, so we went inside and got pictures of the wonderful stained glass. 

Norma took this photo in the church
We are continuing our road trip tomorrow.  We are not sure where the photo walk will be, but it will be another scenic place, I am sure.

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Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk:
  1. walk every day
  2. the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day
  3. post a photo every day
  4. use my Nikon P7100 (it is a very convenient size and weight)
  5. no weather excuses
  6. walk only where it is safe to do so

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