Sign at the locks on the C&O - at some of the locks you could ride down through the bottom or across the top. The top trail was pretty narrow.
Statue of mule and mule skinner at the Visitor Center in Cumberland. This view reminded me of my superintendent and the school board members.
Also at the Visitor Center. Pretty fancy brickwork.
Detail from the Irish Brigade Monument at Antietam Battlefield.
Indiana Monument at Antietam. I've been to quite a few Civil War battlefields and the monuments to the soldiers are really impressive. It's nice that they have been remembered - shame that it happened in
the first place.
The office at Antietam National Cemetery. The cemetery is relatively small and contains the remains of not just Civil War veterans but other veterans as well. It's a quiet, beautiful place. Within a day or so of being here, I heard about the screw up at Arlington National Cemetery. Craziness everywhere you turn.
Hilly ride to the battlefield but certainly worth the effort. I had been here once before but glad I went back.
I was going to get started on my marathon training this week but have come down with some kind of crazy illness. Went to the doctor yesterday and he seems to think it's a result of all the time spent in the bicycle seat. I've started some antibiotics and hopefully they'll start kicking in pretty soon. I've laid around the shack for two days now and I'm pretty much tired of it. Of course, I'm too tired to do anything else either. I go back and see the sawbones in a week. Hopefully, I'll be back on top prior to that.