I’m going to be visiting my dad near Cumberland, Maryland in the near future and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for things to do in the area. We’re already planning to take the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad through the Alleghany Mountains. Choo, choo! I thought it might be interesting (and slightly creepy) to walk through the Paw Paw tunnel that’s part of the Chesapeake & Ohio canal. There’s no lighting, so you have to bring a flashlight. We might check out the new Rocky Gap casino or go to New Germany State Park. And…that’s about all we got.
We already explored downtown Cumberland a few years ago, which is where I found the Art-o-Mat. We also visited the Falling Water house which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. I didn’t blog about that one because they don’t allow you to take photos inside the house. So all I had was rather generic shots of the outside of the house, plus this picture I took during a sudden downburst of rain and wind on the walk there:
No one warned me the “falling water” would be happening on the walk to the house. I’m not sure if the blurring was caused by the gusts of rain, or because I didn’t have a flash on. Either way, it’s a fairly good representation of how it felt to almost be blown to Oz. At least I was allowed to take a picture of the Lego version of the house in the gift shop.
Anyway, if you have any suggestions, they would be welcome. We’d probably be up for a day trip that’s not farther than 2 hours away. Thanks!