Loch Raven Reservoir – Glen Ellen trail – 4 miles

1/7/2020 Glen Ellen trail – unnamed trail – back to Glen Ellen – unnamed again – Sams Grave trail – Glen Ellen trail – unnamed trail again – back on Glen Ellen trail. Elevation gain 495ft. AllTrails shows Glen Ellen as a blue line but we wondered off on the black a bunch of times,Continue reading “Loch Raven Reservoir – Glen Ellen trail – 4 miles”

NCR – last stretch in Maryland

1/5/2020 From Bentley Springs to Freeland (Bentley rd. to Freeland rd.) – 5.16 miles (round trip) πŸš— Directions: to mile 15.5 Bentley Springs: take York Road north of Parkton (Exit 33 off I-83). Turn left (northwest) onto Kauffman Road. Follow Kauffman Road for less than 1 mile, and turn left (west) onto Bentley Road (makeContinue reading “NCR – last stretch in Maryland”

The NCR saga continues

From Parkton (12.9 mile mark) to Bentley Springs (15.5 mile mark) – 5.83 mile (round trip) 1/2/2020 πŸš— Directions: take the Parkton exit off I-83 (Exit 31/Middletown rd.) towards York rd. Turn left onto Frederick Road, and park at 18858 Frederick Road. Alternate parking: take York road north from exit 31/Middletown rd. and after MillerContinue reading “The NCR saga continues”

Recap of my 2019’s favorite pictures

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them. πŸ“Έ “Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” – Destin Sparks πŸ“Έ JANUARY “Three ballerinas on swings”, Monaco FEBRUARY “Ocean sky”, Silver Creek park, Baltimore, MD MARCH “Louie’s hangover”, @home APRIL “Window display”, Vienna, Austria MAY “Mag”, courtesyContinue reading “Recap of my 2019’s favorite pictures”

D.R.O.O.L. – November 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives πŸ¦ƒ “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for!” – Unknown πŸ¦ƒ I am grateful to myself for being a vegetarian. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects a shocking 35 percent of turkey meat does not get eaten during Thanksgiving. Where does it go? Into trash cans. That equates to over 200 millionContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – November 2019”

Making a heartbreaking decision – Pet euthanasia

RIP – Louie XVII of Windsor Hills ✝️ 11/18/19 Louie has been with us for a number of years. Don’t really know how old he is since most of my rescues come when they are already mature. The first time I have taking him to the vet was in 2004. He moved in way beforeContinue reading “Making a heartbreaking decision – Pet euthanasia”

Leakin park – Franklintown loop

10/19 Gwynn Falls/Leakin Park, 1981–1999 Eagle Dr., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207 (Note: unfortunately something happened to WordPress after the last update to my iPad and now I cannot make notes on pictures. Sorry.) πŸš‚ “Closeness has nothing to do with distance.” – Except today. πŸš‚ I have planned a new adventure for today but lifeContinue reading “Leakin park – Franklintown loop”

D.R.O.O.L – October 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives πŸ•Έ β€œAutumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus πŸ•Έ Note: I have had some trouble with this app since the last update to my IPad from around the 24th. I can upload pictures but cannot always comment on them. Sorry folks. πŸ•Έ 10/31Continue reading “D.R.O.O.L – October 2019”

Prettyboy Reservoir Park – South

9/14/19 Masemore rd. Parkville 21120 πŸ› “What if that change you’re avoiding is the one that gives you wings?” – Laurie Wallin πŸ› There is a special “treat” for us today. My husband is joining us! Which means I can mostly concentrate on taking pictures. Awesome! We’ll head towards North from Masemore rd., jumping onContinue reading “Prettyboy Reservoir Park – South”

Oregon Ridge park – Miners trail – 1 mile

9/11 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ NEVER FORGET! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ I thought this morning that we’re gonna start on Miners trail – since we have never done it – and since it’s only about a mile, we’ll just catch up to the main loop at the end. Wrong! This trail is super short but it’s action packed and so lovelyContinue reading “Oregon Ridge park – Miners trail – 1 mile”

D.R.O.O.L – September 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives πŸŽ‰ “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…” – Peggy Toney Horton πŸŽ‰ 9/30 Today was a little bit mixed up. First we went to work, then walk then within an hour back home. The weather was so amazing that we have decided toContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L – September 2019”

Prettyboy Reservoir Park (9/8/19)

Gunpowder south (blue) trail – 5.41 miles 🚘 Masemore rd. Parkville 21120 🚘 🌿 “Happiness is a long walk with a friend (- Mag in my case).” 🌿 I thought I’ll be smart coming here this morning because it’s a wonderful secret location, no one knows about. Wrong! Yes, parking is limited (less than 10Continue reading “Prettyboy Reservoir Park (9/8/19)”

NCR – Weisburg rd. to Frederick rd. – North

9/4/19 – 4.56 miles πŸŽ‚ “Country roads take me gnome.” πŸŽ‚ It is my birthtoday so I am treating myself with NCR. It’s always a good idea! Mostly empty – especially in the mornings and on the weekdays – and such an easy walk. No elevation changes and the trail is a crushed stone andContinue reading “NCR – Weisburg rd. to Frederick rd. – North”