Finding the Stories: Rock Run Historic Area

Visiting an historic home, or old factory, or those fast disappearing grist mills, is a walk among the ghosts of the former inhabitants. I love exploring these places, peering into corners for the stories of the people who lived and worked there, and Rock Run Historic Area, tucked away in the Susquehanna State Park, in […]

A Taste: Wineries of Maryland (first in a periodic series)

 I am sipping one of the wines we purchased even as I write this. Last Saturday — a glorious day of bright blue skies and few clouds lingering overhead — my friend, husband, and I visited three local Maryland wineries: Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Berrywine Plantations/Linganore Winecellars, and Black Ankle Vineyards. According to the Maryland Wine […]

A Visit to the Ponds: Lilypons Water Gardens

Although perhaps not a destination in and of itself — unless you have or would like to have a backyard water garden — Lilypons Water Gardens is set in lovely Frederick County farmland, and well worth a visit if you’re near by or taking a scenic drive through southern Frederick County. If you’re visiting SugarLoaf […]