The high summer sun seeped though the faded and dried planks that made up the shell of a recreated Civil War barn which had been destroyed in the fighting at #Antietam.
Hey Live Gnarly Army, have you been to Antietam? Today I tagged along with my good friend and Civil War buff Pat to the battlefield and the site where 20,000+ soldiers lost their lives … In one day. It was a place I hadn’t been to since elementary school, and walking the battlefield as an adult was a much different experience. Here I am checking out the inside of an house close to the battlefield that is normally locked up, but happened to be open. An old pot hanger that swung into the stone fireplace was all that was left, though the it was interesting imagining living in it while this war raged just hundreds of yards away. More to come on this!
Dinner & filming last night. My favourite was the octopus and sea grapes. Yumm.
Hiking and climbing on Sugarloaf Mountain in #Maryland. There is almost no freer feeling than that of running wild and unhindered in nature — through the soft and bright green ferns, across the jagged and moss covered boulders, over the fallen logs, ascending rock face — hands and feet feeling for cracks and scars to keep climbing up and up and up — until finally you are at the apex of it all, looking out over the sprawling landscape and endless horizon and the tippy tops of trees.
#Origami birds fluttering about at a café where I was writing. (at H Street Coffee House & Cafe)