No, I am not traveling again for a while...
this is the next part of our road trip.
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Leaving Chicago, we drove to
Breezewood, Pennsylvania for the night.
In the morning,
this praying mantis was looking for a ride, I think!
as we drove over to check out!
This is what I miss most about the east.
But, of course, the Rockies
have a beauty and grandeur all their own
that I love, too.
Home is here...
Most of the time,
the view out my front door is...
...well, except we usually don't have
snow on the mountains.
Sometimes, it looks like this...
And sometimes, it looks like this....
during the rainy season.
We get our 8-9 inches of rainfall for the year.
specifically northern Frederick County,
we took a quick drive to visit three historic covered bridges.
All three bridges are listed on the
National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.
They were built during the second half of the 19th century
and have been in use since that time.
This is the Roddy Creek Bridge.
It was the easiest of the three to photograph.
And the views below from the other side...
This is the Loy's Station Covered Bridge.
...and this is Utica Mills Covered Bridge.
I missed the Lancaster, PA covered bridges last year
when we were home for my niece's fall wedding.
We opted to visit Philadelphia instead.
Here is that post.
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The next stop on our road trip was Arlington, Virginia.
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