I woke up for my sunrise Autumn Leaf Photo Shoot with Photo Club, and the thermometer read 34 degrees! Ooo! Above freezing! But by the time I left the house it was down to 32. What a tease.
Cannon and tree–if you look, you can see that in the shadow of the cannon the ground is covered in frost.
After taking a bunch of pretty pictures on the battlefields, (I’m sure I’ll post more in the days to come) we headed to the Lincoln Diner for breakfast. I’m not a big breakfast fan, but I love homefries and chipped beef gravy. I was a little worried because the homefries were only listed as a “…served with homefries and toast” for the entrees, and weren’t a menu item in their own right. And the chipped beef gravy wasn’t on the menu at all.
But when the food arrived, it quickly became apparent why the homefries and chipped beef gravy weren’t on the menu. I haven’t tasted anything that gross since I ate that slimy, grisly alligator in Alabama. Oh yuck. Gerhard ordered it too, and said that on a scale from 1 – 10, it got a negative 3.
It’s a shame the homefries and gravy was so bad, because their soups and desserts are divine. The lesson learned: Never order something that’s not on the menu at The Lincoln Diner
And no, the pepper didn’t help.
Then, I went on a lovely hike through the Catoctin Mountains with the family. Here’s a picture of Darling Husband sitting on a bench with his walking stick.
I wanted to get a few more shots of him, but it wasn’t to be. It was just at that moment that Boy10 was jumping on a log and Darling Husband said, “Don’t jump on the…!” when Boy10 slipped off and fell. He was all bruised up and required some sympathy so the moment for the portrait passed. We had a very subdued Boy10 for the walk back to the car.
I have lots of pictures of frost on the battlefield and the waterfall at Catoctin and even some more yucky breakfast shots, but Darling Husband keeps moaning that he’s staaaarving, Boy7 keeps interrupting to ask me how to spell words for the game he’s playing, and a dinner guest will arrive in about 5 minutes, and is expected to stay until after 11:00, so…until tomorrow.