Maryland Tag-o-Rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Skyclad, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. T

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    And your New Spot. If you come over on a Fri./Sat. night, I hear they have some pretty good Country/Blue Grass on occasion.

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    Looking at the Chester River (opposite direction).

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    Finally the entrance.

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  2. reedg01

    reedg01 Been here awhile

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    So, the wife says, if you're going to ride over to the Delmarva and grab this tag thingy, could you stop and take a look at this place I think we might want to sty at for aour vacation. I says sure, without looking at the xtra miles, but you know, that's just the kind of guy I am. Oh, and you have to go there first because the owner is only available from 10 AM to noon, and it's in Lewes Delaware.

    So I put together a plan, and leave a little later than I wanted. (At least I didn't have to assemble a bike from spare parts in the basement..)

    I find that the most direct route involves a toll on Delaware Route 1, and I have very little cash in my pocket, so that's not going to work.

    I do visit the place and spend an hour looking it over and letting my wife know the pros and cons, and finally get on my way to the tag.


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    And only now do I see that I have managed to get one of my appendages in the top left corner of the frame, Oh well.
  3. reedg01

    reedg01 Been here awhile

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    So instead of hauling ass back to Central Maryland Tag o rama, I drop it off still on the peninsula.

    In honor of the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend, I dropped it at the beach.

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    Obviously, this is not our most famous beach in MD. Ocean City, as a matter of fact, the water isn't even ocean, but Chesapeake Bay.

    The town in which this beach lives is known as "The Jewel of the Chesapeake."

    It is my understanding that steamships used to bring visitors over from both Baltimore and Philadelphia.

    Hope the weather is better next weekend, the only beachgoers while I was there were a man and his young son.
  4. A 4 liter V8 eater

    A 4 liter V8 eater Adventurer

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    I consider that to be my local pub even though I'm all the way over on the other side of Sugarloaf
  5. T

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    A Betterton Grab. Not much going on here, even for Memorial Day. It was nice...


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  6. T

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    And your New Spot (Clue:You might consider a cross reference with the 1st Monday Baltimore chow crowd) :D. I love these little MD and PA towns. Tons of history and quaintness.

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  7. reedg01

    reedg01 Been here awhile

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    Tom,

    Thanks for picking it up and moving it to HdG. I don't know if it will still be there when we arrive next Monday, but what the heck.

    Oh, and your lights are on. :rofl
  8. Ovoidious

    Ovoidious Been here awhile

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    It was to nice out to let it sit.

    The Grab
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  9. Ovoidious

    Ovoidious Been here awhile

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    So I decided to keep it up north for a little longer:
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    And if you want to be adventurous you can hang a left here and explore the gravel:
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    Or if you hungry - head over the bridge to some fine dinner or just some quick good food. I stopped at Jo Jo's and had a Burger. Super nice people and they riders too. Stop in and grab some grub!!
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  10. Bucho

    Bucho Long timer

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    Glad to know you are out and about.
  11. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Yup.

    Hey Ovo. :wave
  12. T

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    Yeah, hey O, been a while since I've seen the black Connie in action.

    Jack- I tried to get it within striking distance of the Baltie crowd but it just keeps coming back this way. :D
  13. reedg01

    reedg01 Been here awhile

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    Ovo,

    That's funny, you moved it from the location of the Escape from Baltimore RTE to within sight of the other one I had proposed, Shaefer's Canal House!

    Good to see it on the move, and a nice sunny day to do so.
  14. Ovoidious

    Ovoidious Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jax. Its been awhile for sure. Good to be back, now just get back on my dirtbike and I will be happy. I hope to get the connie in a few more pictures soon LOL
  15. Beezer Josh

    Beezer Josh Moto-Amish

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    I was just up there Friday, but on a different means of transportation! It was a little warm and not much of a breeze, but a good day for motoring down the canal.

    Not the grab!

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  16. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Grab

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  17. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Drop. To the best of my knowledge, this is the most north east covered bridge in MD.

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  18. Ovoidious

    Ovoidious Been here awhile

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    Nice Grab!! Great Day for a ride!

    This bridge is 80 feet long and 13 feet wide and is closed to most traffic. The bridge was constructed in 1860 for the Cecil County Commissioners, at a cost of $1,165. In 1994, the bridge received the State's Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Award. The bridge is one of only two covered bridges in Cecil County, the other being Gilpin's Falls Bridge, built in 1860 over Northeast Creek.
    In 1860 Ferdinand Wood was contracted by Cecil County to build a bridge over Lower Hills Fording. Its red roof and walls were added to protect the wooden frame from the elements. In 1927 the area around the bridge was purchased by William Dupont as part of his recreational farm and named Foxcatcher Farm. Upon his death the Department of Natural Resources took over the land. By then the bridge was showing the signs of age. In 1950 a truck broke through the floorboards and fell into the creek below. It wasn't until 1992 that the Department of Natural Resources rebuilt it. While false work supported the original roof, the bridge underneath was completely redone with a steel frame. The old Kingpost splices and Burr Arch chord timber was preserved and used to maintain the bridge's original appearance. It is registered with the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
  19. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    First tagged November 2009. Tag #211. :norton
  20. Wingfixer

    Wingfixer Watch this...

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    And tagged again June 4, 2013. Point?

    Its a cool tag, I wish I wasn't at work, I need a good ride.