So we went to walk around the Monocacy National Battlefield on Sunday before heading to the box store that shall not be named here.
We hiked on 2 trails (one was about .5 miles the other was 1.9 & hilly)
This snake scared me half to death...
He was on the trail & it took me a half of a second to realize what it was - I screamed, he slithered off - Hubby told me to take a picture.
We also saw these guys & gals:
This park consists of 4 or 5 farms all of which are owned by the National Park Service, but the lands are leased to farmers, most have crops...
Bush Creek crossing (sorry no history lesson here...)
This railroad bridge is still in use, but it was an avenue of escape during the Civil War. That is the Monocacy River (Conferderate victory - the rule of thumb is that Conferderate victories are named after the rivers, while the Union victories are named after the towns).
This was the covered bridge.
Lots more photos on my flickr - like the monuments...