Monday September 9

There’s a slight chance of rain before 11:00 am today, then a chance of showers between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2:00 pm. Overall, there’s a 30% chance of rain with a high near 71. There will be a light and variable wind with a low temperature Monday night of 57 degrees. Hopefully there will be more sun than clouds and the rain will hold off.

I can’t believe it is “deep” into September already.  Where did the summer go? There were still a good number of boats and personal watercraft on the lake yesterday cruising around and taking advantage of the great weather late-season.

My wife Jean and I were volunteer pourers at the Art, Wine and Beer event on Saturday. Lots of engaged and happy people sampling various beverages and checking out the art offerings. We always enjoy interacting with the attendees. Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) and HART for Animals and all the volunteers did a great job as usual.  I hope these two very worthy non-profits also did well financially as I know it is a very major undertaking that takes many months of planning and action.

Sarah also volunteered.  Here’s a photo of her (on the right) and her (soon-to-be) sister in law Jenna Fadely from HART channeling their inner Rosie the Riveter at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) booth at the event.

Art, Wine and Beer Festival 2019

As the summer season winds down, don’t forget to keep in mind all of the other, non-lake specific activities available to us all in Garrett County.  Here’s a downrange photo of Lisa Schoberg from San Diego (in silhouette) target shooting at the New Germany State Park range this past week. Fall is a great time to try something different “on the mountain.”

New Germany State Park Practice Range

Speaking of something perhaps a little different on the mountain, I think Swallow Falls State Park is worth a trip even if you have been there recently.  Every time I visit I experience the trails and the falls in a different light, both literally and figuratively. On a recent visit just last week, the falls were great and the park was beautiful.  Based on the comments, visitors and locals were also impressed. Even my little grandson Andy was engaged in exploring the paths and playing with things he found (and getting dirty). Here’s a photo of Andy and his Nana on the path near Muddy Falls. Check it out and be sure to take your out-of-town visitors there in any season.

Swallow Falls State Park Muddy Falls area

I hope you all have a great Monday!