It's a pretty long drive by now to the start-point of our hikes. We started this time in the town of Brunswick, MD, sleepy but picturesque, and boasting this colorful church-turned-coffee-shop full of stained-glass.
Upon departing our vehicle, kid decided that they would eat their delicious sandwich immediately, so we sat on a rock just outside the car while kid devoured lunch. (I saved my soggy sandwich for later, though it turned out not to improve with age.) It was a perfect day, sunny and with temperatures in the high 70s-- beautifully cool for Maryland in the summer. I was happy just to sit and soak up my vitamin D.
After a bit, we got on the trail. It looked much as it usually does:
Kid was also delighted with what seemed to us like a truffula tree, but appears to have many names, including Persian silk tree or mimosa. It had pretty pink tufts that smelled amazing. All my life I'd been searching for trees such as these.
It was a shortish walk, without drama, but happy. Kid and I are planning another 3-day blitz in August.