Entire November I have been trying to write to other blogger’s prompts. Wow there are so many and in this process I have read poetry, stories and had seen the work of so many photographers. So as the month ends, here is one for Weekend Coffee Share, Hosted by Natalie the Explorer
I had nothing planned for this Thanksgiving weekend until Monday. When I checked up the weather, (last week was really cold), I was surprised the Saturday looked beautiful. We then decided to go for a drive to a temple in Maryland for some personal prayer services and of course for the good food there. But what I did not know was the prayer service was at 7pm and not in the morning. So we decided to find something else to do in the morning and we spent it at Harper Ferry National Historical Park.
The Shenandoah and the Potomac rivers come together in this place and within few minutes we were in three states, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Downtown Harper Ferry was really hilly and we did roam around trying to find a rental bike shop only to be disappointed that it was closed. Later we walked on a part of the Appalachian Trails. My younger was talking to me how wonderful it would be for him to bike along the path when we met an old couple with a huge backpack. We were so curious if they were walking all through the trail and yes we went and asked them. They said they had started from Georgia and that they took a car from Virginia upto Connecticut and that they were walking back down from the North Eastern Trail of the Appalachian. Wow, we felt so happy to have talked to a couple with so much energy. We would have taken pictures but my special one had to have a meltdown at that time and I had to take leave of them. They also said nearly 6000 people try to walk the Trail and only one in six would complete them.
The park was really crowded. I think many took advantage of the beautiful weather to be out in the open. Later we did drive to the temple just forty five minutes from there and had our prayer services and dinner. We spent the night at a hotel. Sunday morning was much more relaxed and we did not push ourselves to drive home. We had lunch at Fredrick, Maryland and had a peaceful drive home. It was a foggy wet day but this was also a beauty that we enjoyed.