All was not lost when we set out for Hood College this morning with plans to get a swim in before driving through the countryside to see three covered bridges. Although the college recently changed their policy and no longer allows non-members to swim, the campus was beautiful and well worth the short detour from the highway. The surrounding residential community had gorgeous homes, and many of the campus buildings looked similar to this one:
The drive through the countryside was lush and green with rolling hills and beautiful farms. Of the three covered bridges we saw, Loy’s Station Covered Bridge was the nicest:
Following our countryside drive, we spent the remainder of the afternoon on a self-guided walking tour of Frederick’s historic downtown which covers a 50-block area. Established in 1743, this town south of the Mason-Dixon Line is indeed historic with many of the original buildings still intact and well-maintained. We found this small city of 67,000 people well worth the visit!