Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Casselman River Bridge and State park

Last weekend, hubby and I took a short trip to western Maryland. The Casselman River Bridge and state park was one of our stops. The Casselman bridge is a national historic landmark built in 1813.
It was at one time the largest single span stone arch in the United States and one of the first major bridge on the national road  US Route 40 which was known as a East-West United States highway. Now we have the faster Rt 70 and the old Rt 40 is a slow and more scenic route.

A view of the river towards Rt 68

We saw lots of these spotted fish in the Cassleman River, anyone know what kind they are?

A view of the park from the bridge

We finished our day at the nearby Penn Alps Restaurant and tried some of the wonderful their Mennonite food. I had a their Asian Chicken Salad with the White House dressing. Wow, was it ever delicious. So good I had to bring home a bottle of the dressing. After dinner we checked out the Artisan village and the House of Yoder. My favorite part was visiting Gary Yoder and his amazing bird carvings. Gary Yoder's bird carvings are in collections around the world and I was happy to meet him and watch him do some carving. If you happen to be in the area I would say this place is well worth a stop.

I am link up with Outdoor Wednesday thanks to Susan the host and  2 sweetnsaxy's Watery Wednesday.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cuyahoga Falls

These photos are from my archives and one of our past trips to Ohio. We stopped at the Cuyahoga National Park to see the Brandywine Waterfalls. Cuyahoga National Park is south of Cleveland. The winding Cuyahoga River was given  the name crooked river by the American Indians. The park also has a nice Bike trail next to the working rails and the canal.

A view at the top of the falls, looks just like a trickle of water.

My hubby is fascinated with waterfalls, if we are traveling and a waterfall is in the area we make a point of stopping to see it.

This is my Watery Wednesday post and Outdoor Wednesday to see more click on my links. Thanks to  2sweetnsaxy and Susan  for hosting and thanks for stopping by to visit my watery post.