Once In a While You Just Need to….Get Away!

Life has been a bit stressful lately, and so yesterday was an especially grand gift!  Gary (my hubby) and I stole away for the whole day, just the two of us!  His 60th birthday had been the day before, and so this was part celebration, and part just because – and it was deliciously special.  Since it had been a while since our last retreat together, even though it was his birthday, he gave me the grand decision as to where we would go for the day.  As I love historic towns, and Williamsburg was out of the questions, we drove to Ellicott City, MD, a colonial town not far from us.  It was a beautiful day, but we’d forgotten that it was Halloween, and so we were surrounded by families of children all in costume.  Normally that would be fun, but both of us very much dislike all of the ghoulish costumes worn these days, and anyway, Halloween has never been a favorite holiday for either of us. But since we were already there, we toddled around the town for about an hour, I got some photos, and we then headed off to our next adventure!

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DSC_0018 DSC_0022Not far from Ellicott City is the lovely Patapsco Valley State Park, Avalon area, in Halethorpe, MD.  We headed there and were able to walk one of the trails leading to the Cascade Falls – with lovely views of the falls and the autumn colors!  We walked over boulders, and across a stream to get these lovely captures.  These are certainly not large falls, but still very picturesque against the jewel toned backdrop!

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After enjoying the beauty of the falls, we then walked back down the trail and headed back toward the car.  Along the way, we spotted a couple of squirrels, enjoying a romp in the trees and had to stop and watch them for a few moments!


Across the parking area was a swinging bridge, and while I waited for Gary, I headed over the bridge, crossing the Patapsco River.  What beautiful scenery awaited me!

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As I headed back to the car to find Gary, I snapped a selfie of Gary and I.  (I don’t do well with selfies).  We then headed to our final destination – a local theater, to see the movie “The Intern”.  What a very special day we had!  Thank you, Lord, for these most wonderful adventures with this wonderful man!



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