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Monday, October 31, 2011

Prickett Fort Cemetery

Prickett Fort Cemetery is a private cemetery located in Prickett’s Fort State Park. It was established in the late 1700s, and contains markers that in some cases are nothing more than simple stones.

There were “newer” stones that had obviously replaced older worn stones, but even many of the stones from the early 1900s are wearing and will soon be illegible.

Very humbling to think that even the stone markers we leave as our memorials eventually return to nothing more than stone, with our passing and history erased.

Prickett Fort Cemetery

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Barrackville Covered Bridge

Barrackville Covered Bridge

Barrackville Covered Bridge

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Prickett’s Fort State Park

Prickett’s Fort State Park was only about 15 minutes from our house when I was a teenager and young adult. Yet I don’t ever remember going there.

Of course, this isn’t as illogical as it sounds. The son of friends of my parents was killed there, struck by a train, when I was eight or nine years old. (Their daughter is the same age as me, and the memories of the day of the funeral are still sharp.) It just never seemed like a fun place to go.

But, today I decided it was time to leave the past in the past, so we went. It was a little odd, but I’m glad I finally decided to let myself get past it.

Prickett's Fort State Park

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scavenger Hunt: Restraint Results

Oh yeah, I got EVERYTHING this week, and I got it on the same day! Woot!

dog: Totally got lucky with this one. Had stopped to pick up cat food, and when we were leaving, spotted a guy bringing in his dogs. SCORE!

Scavenger Hunt: Dog

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Photo Scavenger Hunt: Restraint Edition

This weeks’s list comes from Phiala. Thanks Phiala!

dog
sting
legs
plastic
jewel
restraint

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

English Muffins: The Noming

Oh yes, I will be making English Muffins again.

English Muffins: The Eating

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WWA: Baking Edition

Today’s word is: muffin

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today’s Sunset in Three Parts

Sunset

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Tasty Tuesday

I am going to attempt to make English Muffins.

I made the starter last night. We’ll see what happens. (I hope something yummy happens.)

ADDENDUM:
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday Wandering: Cheat Lake & Coopers Rock

Sunday, since the weather was so beautiful, we took a drive to the iron bridge over Cheat Lake, and then out briefly to Coopers Rock.

Earlier this year, the old iron bridge was finally closed. Luckily, it’s completely open to pedestrians, so Michael and I wandered over the bridge. I wanted to walk to onto the construction site for the new bridge, but Michael nixed the idea, and since he’s sensible and I’m not, I didn’t go down. But I really did want to get pictures underneath the bridge.

Cheat Lake

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