Cousins coming up next…But I’ll have to continue in the morning – my old eyes no longer see very well at night.
Silver Spring, where my cousins live, is a mere sixty miles further down the road – I could make it there by 10:00pm.
Though, my plan to discretely set up camp on their front lawn was regrettably thwarted by: (a) an artery clogging accident on the I-270, and (b) I can’t see a damn thing at night without my glasses.
The Econo Lodge is right off the highway. I’ll spend the night and carry on after rush hour in the morning. Besides, the comic routine of the night clerk, and the chat I had with a nice young lady, who smelled like she just took a shower, about the views and virtues of Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders, made the $64.75 I had to spend, worth it. I’ll let you guess who she was voting for.
What a town Cumberland, Maryland is. I stopped here for fuel, earlier today, and decided to have a look around.
It appears as though the clocks stopped in 1902. The buildings are perfect examples Industrial Era architecture. Here are pictures of a handful of homes lining Washington Street.
The whole town is a gem.