Friday, June 22, 2012

Jefferson, Maryland, USA

In my wanderings on the East Coast, C drove me from Virginia to visit some more family in Jefferson, Maryland. 

Talk about IDYLLIC.
Jefferson, established in 1774, oozes romantic small-town ambiance. Some 5,700 people live in this quiet -but not sleepy- community, just a ten-minute drive (about eight miles) from the city of Frederick. 

There is a BUTCHER 

                                                   (we grilled hamburger patties D bought from here)

and a BAKER

(and probably a Candlestick Maker!)

These beauties stuck to us from the pastry shop! They were made with a dense dough that reminded me of their European counterparts.

D and M were sweet to drive me around in their
               Batman Jeep

so I could snap pictures of some of my favorite scenes.
                                                   A view from the top of a hill

                                                         -peaceful farmland.

That evening we went to a baseball game 
and ate Crackerjacks!

  This was the shirt that the guy sitting in front of me was wearing. Seriously.

As dusk settled -and the bugs came out- we watched the FIREWORKS!

I had forgotten what it was like to not need a jacket after sundown.

When in Maryland, put Jefferson on your route. If it's small-town charm with a flair of fun you want, you won't be disappointed!