I have lived in almost every country of the country, and visited almost every single state. Each one is unique, with its own special story or beauty.
I have never lived in a state so small! It’s a 45 minute drive to Pennsylvania, a 45 minute drive to Virginia, a 45 minute drive to D.C., and 30 minutes to West Virginia! To have such quick access to three states is insane to me. What I enjoy about this state, most of all, is its historic aspects. I’m a history buff, with a special interest in American History. But I also partake in family history research, and discovered that I have ancestors who lived here. Now, having been born and raised in Missouri, it still throws me that I wound up living somewhere that my ancestors hailed from. So not only do I get to learn about Maryland’s history, but I have access to local records that could give me information about my own family tree!
We live near Frederick, a gorgeous town with a beautiful and historic downtown lined with old rowhouses and a wonderful, large park that houses a carillon. It has a vibrant history. Frederick County (now Carroll County) was the birthplace of Francis Scott Key, and is located near Camp David. It is also home to Monocacy Battlefield, which was an important location during the Civil War, the Battle of Monocacy being the “Battle that saved Washington”.
These are just a couple of the photos I took last summer in Frederick! The “tower” is the carillon at Baker Park.