Sunday, November 11, 2007

Weekend Roadtrip to NJ

We went to New Jersey this weekend to visit with old friends. What a wonderful time we had. I will be posting several blogs about this weekend. This blog will be the prologue. Both going and returning we had wonderful weather. Normally the fall foliage display peaks around the second week of October. This year because of the warm dry fall it seems like the foliage peaked this weekend which was great for our roadtrip to the pine barrens of New Jersey. We took route 15 north thru VA and Maryland and switched to Maryland state route 30 in Thurmont which is in the Catoctin Mountains near Camp David. We stopped at the Cozy Restaurant and Inn in Thurmont to visit the very small but informative Camp David Museum. We stopped again in Lancaster, PA to have lunch and to take a look at the Central Market where Amish and Mennonite farmers sell their produce. Our New Jersey hosts took us to see Valley Forge on Friday and
the historic New Jersey towns of Pittman Grove and Smithville on Saturday. Today the weather was beautiful and the fall foliage was gorgeous as we headed home down interstate 95. Now 200 miles and 4 hours later we are back home in Haymarket.

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