Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 150 - Antietam Battlefield, Part I

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Barn with silo

40 Acre Corn Field
To recognize that today is 150 of daily photo walks, I chose a special place to go -- Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, MD.  Unfortunately, rain and storms were predicted for today, and the battlefield was closed for a scheduled power outage, but my friend Norma and I persisted and drove around the area anyway, looking for a good place to park and take our walk.

Red Tractor
We parked at the top of a slope next to a private farm and walked down the road and then rounded the bend in the road and continued on our walk until we got to the "40 acre corn field."  At this point, it began to rain in earnest, so we returned to the car, realizing that we had walked quite a distance, and most of it was downhill.

Cannon at Antietam
There is so much more that I want to see at Antietam, and today's visit did not even begin to tap the areas I could walk and photograph.  Luckily, it is less than an hour away, so I will make many more visits there in the future.

The predicted rains and heavy downpours rolled through while we were eating lunch in Sherpherdstown, WV, which we drove through to check out for future walks.  The town is great, and I will definitely be returning there.  After all, I only have 215 more days to go in this year of photo walks, and so many great places still to explore!

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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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