Today, November 21st, is the first day of our Thanksgiving week vacation. We departed home at 6:10 am en route Chincoteague, VA. Bob programmed the GPS to avoid highways.
About an hour later we stopped at Sheetz in Ridgway to pick up breakfast….egg burritos and coffee for Bob; egg sandwich and orange juice for me.
We made a brief photo stop in Biglerville, PA at the Historic Round Barn & Farm Market, a family owned and operated farm market that was built in1914. It is one of only a handful of truly round barns surviving today.
This barn is located only 8 miles from Gettysburg, which we have visited several times. We saw this barn for the first time today. We didn’t go inside today, but we did stop and shop on our way back home (more about that in a later blog post).
Our next photo stop was at Fisherman’s Park at Conowingo Dam, where we saw several eagles, lots and lots of vultures and a couple other birds.
I have shown only four vultures. There were lots and lots and lots of vultures everywhere you looked.
The highlight of the stop at Conowingo Dam, though, were the eagles. I had seen photographs on Facebook of the Conowingo Dam eagles. I read that the end of October to the beginning of January is the time to visit the dam, if you want to see eagles. I have wanted to see the Conowingo Dam eagles for sometime now. I was not disappointed.
I took several photographs of eagles in flight.
and my favorite eagle picture …
From Fisherman’s Park we drove over the Conowingo Dam. It was a short distance to our hotel.
We checked into the Best Western North East Inn in North East, MD around 2:30 pm. The hotel is our home for the night. We will drive from here to Chincoteague, VA tomorrow.
Tonight’s dinner was take-out at Hunan Wok, located across the road from our hotel. Bob ordered shrimp with broccoli; I ordered Sweet n Sour Chicken. Both meals were served with Roast Pork Fried Rice and Egg Roll. Our meals were reasonably priced and tasted good. We ordered by phone and drove across the road to pick up our take-out dinners. We ate in the comfort of our hotel room.