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A walk in the park with photos


Wednesday, February 20, 2013



On Monday hubby (Brian) & I went for a walk in a fairly new park that is close to our home.

The park is built on what used to be a sandstone quarry. Sandstone from the quarry provided stone for buildings, tombstones, houses and churches in Virginia and Washington, DC, including the Whitehouse, the Capitol Building, Gunston Hall, Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, Mount Airy in Richmond County, Virginia, and Aquia Church, in Stafford, Virginia, as well as steps and walkways at George Washington's Mount Vernon.

It was a bit chilly, but a beautiful walk. I look forward to going again when there are leaves on the trees (spring or summer) and in the fall when the leaves are changing colors.





A good portion of the trail is handicap accessible.





Brian:









A second bridge. There was a "no fishing" admonition posted at the front of the trail along with a bunch of other rules, but a man & his two children were fishing near this bridge. The two times that we walked over the bridge, they had caught a fish.



Me:



Me again:



Overlooking Aquia Creek. The white images are birds:





Stones from the quarry:





Up close, you can actually see tool marks on this large section of rock. I took an up-close photo but it didn't turn out. Next time . . . .



On the trail:









More stones & boulders:





Lots of downed trees from recent storms:



A little woodpecker was having so much fun pecking the heck out of this tree:



Last one:



Thank you for reading my blog today!! Go do something fun today that doesn't feel like exercise. emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/20/2013 11:26PM

    Looks like a lovely walk. Thanks for taking us along.

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ANHELIC 2/20/2013 9:59PM

    Looks like a beautiful park to walk through especially in the spring and summer. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Joan

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KARENLEIGH32 2/20/2013 8:59PM

    Love the pictures, where is this park? I looks like a nice walk!

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CINDYAST 2/20/2013 5:53PM

    Nice photos, thanks for sharing!
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MATTEROFHEART 2/20/2013 3:22PM

    What a great place to walk! You are looking great!!!

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JULIERAE41 2/20/2013 3:02PM

    Great walk! Thanks for taking us along!

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SUNSET09 2/20/2013 11:44AM

  Sometimes, it's amazing what we can find in our own back yards! Thanx for sharing and look forward to the changing of the season pics! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RANGERFX 2/20/2013 11:38AM

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KJELLYBEAN15 2/20/2013 9:32AM

    Nice. Reminds me that the girls and I are well overdue for a good nature walk.

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GIRLINMOTION 2/20/2013 9:29AM

    What a great way to spend time with DH and get some exercise in too along with an extra dose of nature (best medicine ever).

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BIGPAWSUP 2/20/2013 9:10AM

    That is beautiful! Makes me want to go to the Dunes!

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NANCYRUBIO 2/20/2013 8:23AM

    Hi Brian~~
What a rewarding walk. So beautiful and nice that it is handicap assessable

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VICKI-BISHOP56 2/20/2013 8:11AM

  I'd LOVE to go on that kind of walk. Reminds me of Kings Mountain Battle Ground. emoticon emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/20/2013 8:11AM

    Really nice place to walk! Thanks for sharing.

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PLPSAVAGE 2/20/2013 7:54AM

    Think I'll try getting out before the storm today. Thanks for the inspiration!

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LIFEISPURRFECT 2/20/2013 7:35AM

    What a beautiful park. I love the advice you gave about doing something fun. I just realized that we have some fresh fallen snow and I have a pair of snowshoes just itching to get used.

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MLH148 2/20/2013 7:17AM

    You are so wise! "Do something fun that doesn't feel like exercise"

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COCK-ROBIN 2/20/2013 6:25AM

    A great walk!

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MARYJOANNA 2/20/2013 5:32AM

  What lovely photos and how fortunate you are to live near this great park. It is an inspiration to go walk!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 2/20/2013 5:13AM

    What fun!!! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us! emoticon

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