News from Oldtown : July 9th, 2010
Hello out there? Can you hear us? Probably not because we are out in the middle of NOWHERE. It's been an interesting ride for our crew the past couple of weeks. There's a portion of the C&O Canal that runs through the Green Ridge State Forest. We've been taking our truck into the depths of the forest playing scavenger hunt to try and find these infamous "locks". But alas, we have found them and have knocked out nearly all the vegetation from 3 locks in 2 days. We're pretty proud.
It's pretty hot here, which I'm told isn't particularly normal for Maryland in July. Temperatures have broken 100 + this past week. It makes our work pretty crazy, considering we are in long pants, long shirts, chainsaw gear AND heavy black waders for the 1+ foot of water we're in at the bottom of these locks. Needless to say, at the end of the day we are exhausted but thankful we can come home to a nice, cozy historical red brick house.
We had an awesome 4th of July weekend. Everyone dispersed and did their own thing. A few people went down to D.C. for the big city-style patriotism, and a few of us stayed back in the country to watch the Maryland Symphony and an amazing display of fireworks and cannons at the Antietam National Battlefied. It was spectacular. Watching explosions in the sky over land trampled by soldiers in combat almost 150 years ago. Here's a link to Antietam if you're interested in learning more...
No pictures as of yet, but they are soon to come! Stay tuned.