Sunday, June 24, 2007

Weekend Fun!

This weekend we attended a two day festival in Oldtown, Maryland. Paul did two of his talks during the festival. The first talk on Saturday was about the C&O Canal and the race with the B&O railroad to reach Cumberland in the 1880's and the second on Sunday was about George Washington and the Potomac River. Both were very interesting. The festival is small but was well attended by locals. I had a strawberry smoothie and it was delicious! Lori had funnel cake and shared it with us and it was delicious too. We hadn't had one in quite a long while. Today, Sunday, we also did some biking on the C&O Canal. We biked about 8 miles total and went through the tunnel on the canal at Paw Paw. Here are a few pictures from our fun weekend. Hope your's was fun too!

The west side tunnel portal. 3,181 feet long. We walked our bikes through here.

The east side portal.

These marks were made about 100 years ago. They were made from the tow ropes the mules used to pull the canal boats along the C&O Canal.

A quiet place on the Potomac River. That's West Virginia on the other side.

Paul doing his talk.

Some festival highlights!


Tracy said...

Hi Ann, looks like you had a wonderul weekend surrounded by such scenic & historical views! :)

Maggie Ann said...

Oh what a beautiful time you must have had..I love the pictures!

kimberly sherrod said...

Oh, how wonderful! I would love to have a giant teepee!!!