Saturday was supposed to be about 50 degrees where we were headed. It wasn’t. And it was windy. Rest assured that nobody had swimming in mind.
It was a pretty, sunny day however, and we did some exploring along the lower Susquehanna River. I didn’t take many pictures because it’s just not a pretty time of year, and I haven’t been able to post pictures, so I haven’t been blogging.
I’m trying a new product today, and will hopefully be able to insert pictures. When I switched to Firefox a couple of weeks ago, it worked for two posts, and now I’m unable to access my dashboard. How frustrating! My wonderful friend Maria suggested Live Writer, and it looks good so far.
Not blogging allows for more sewing time, though. I'm nearly finished with two table toppers that I'm making for gifts, and I've completed and mailed a mug rug for a swap.
I'm crocheting a scarf for the Pink Scarf Project. There's a button on my sidebar if you'd like to learn more about this wonderful project, and perhaps contribute one as well. A scarf is a great project to work on in the car, because my ripple afghan was getting a little to large to work on in a confined space.
I was able to make some progress on my scarf yesterday as we took another little road trip to explore another part of our beautiful state of Maryland. The most important stop of the day was at Bear's Paw Fabrics. It's a lovely little shop just north of Baltimore. The ladies in there were so friendly and helpful. They helped me find exactly what I was looking for. The store even has a small section of wools, which is very rare around here.
After a couple of false starts, and changes in plan, we found ourselves near the Conowingo Dam, on the lower Susquehanna River. Having never been there before, we stopped in to the Visitor's Center. Once again, we found someone who was very friendly and eager to help us. She directed us to a park below the dam, and told us that we would certainly see Bald Eagles. And so we did. I didn't think to take my 'big girl' camera today, so we're planning to go back with better cameras, big lenses, and tripods.
The waters just blow the dam make for excellent fishing for the eagles. Click HERE if you’re interested in more info on the eagles and other birds. The largest number of eagles is found November thru February, so we’re planning to go back in a couple of weeks. There was also hiking trail for wildflower viewing that I’m anxious to explore.
We headed south to the Susquehanna State Park, and found a nice walking trail there as well. I’m sure it will be beautiful in the spring, but it was a little cool for walking this weekend.
Continuing south took us to the pretty little town of Havre deGrace, which is located right where the Susquehanna flows into the Chesapeake Bay. We’ve been there many times before but found some improvements this time. They were building a boardwalk/promenade several years ago that was wiped out by a hurricane. Isabel maybe? It’s now been rebuilt and extended and terminates at a new marina. At the other end is the star attraction:
We had an early dinner of seafood at the Tidewater Grille and then headed home.
Today is my weekly ‘jammie day’ complete with sewing and football. I love Sundays! I hope to have pictures of my table toppers later today, and a couple of arrivals in the mail this week. I’m crossing my fingers that this posts with pictures!
Be kind to yourself today………..Sunny