Archive for August, 2005

Events: Maryland State Fair


View from the top of the Ferris Wheel at the Maryland State Fair. Picture taken with a Canon Digital Rebel.

The Maryland State Fair is running at the Timonium Fair Grounds from August 26, 2005 – September 5, 2005. Bring the kids, it’s a whole lot of fun.

Don’t be Chicken. Go to the Fair.


A chicken at the Maryland State Fair. Picture taken with a Canon Digital Rebel.

North Central Railroad Trail (Part 2)


NCR Trail. Between Cockeysville and Sparks, Maryland. Picture taken with a Canon Digital Rebel.

Okay, So I packed my Rails-to-Trails book, loaded up the bike and the Quick N EZ Bike Trailer and hit the NCR Trail. It was beautiful. The trail is crushed limestone but very smooth. It was easy to ride with any type of a bike. You could even push a stroller if you were so inclined. I am told the trail gets muddy when wet, but on the day I went there was no rain in sight. We left from the Asheland parking area and headed north. We quickly encountered the Gunpowder falls river and we were never too far from it after that. The best part about the trail is that you are basically biking through a tunnel of foliage. It is mostly shade, but there is enough sun breaking through the leaves to make it beautiful and interesting.

North Central Railroad Trail

I am planning on biking the NCR Trail with my son this weekend. It’s been about 10 years since I have done it. I rediscovered the trail in a trail book put out by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. You can find other trails using their website TrailLink.com

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at Night

Picture taken with a Canon Digital Rebel.

The Inner Harbor is beautiful in the fall. Book your flight to Baltimore today!